Due to work commitments I was unable to attend the latest Gypsies Green protest at The Nook, South Shields. However, after speaking to the organisers I am happy to report that it was a resounding success. Over 5000 signatures in total have now been collected registering their opposition to the Tavistock proposal. I notice that despite indications that planning details were going too be lodged in November, the Councils own website shows that this has still not taken place.
Cold feet or a mere hick up? Who cares. The longer the planning application is delayed, the more organised protesters become, and the more avenues they are able to explore in their desire to halt the development and propose an alternative plan for the area.