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Protest over plans to build new hotel on Newcastle's green belt

Artist's impression of the renovated hall Credit: Woolsington Hall

A protest walk is due to take place today on green belt land to show opposition to a planned building development.

Proposals have been put forward by Sir John Hall's group Cameron Hall to build a hotel in Woolsington, on the outskirts of Newcastle.

A planning application has been submitted to Newcastle City Council to renovate and redevelop Woolsington Hall into a hotel, leisure complex and golf course. They also plan to build 70 new homes.

The Save Woolsington Woods campaign group says it will destroy 30 acres of mature woodland.

Woolsington Hall says the proposals have been the subject of a full Environmental Impact Assessment and it will take measures to enhance local habitats and promote biodiversity.

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