Paul Crossland, who is campaigning against the plant claims it's too close to the residential area.
"It's too close to the residential area. It's too close to the school. It's on a site with loads of toxins on it. And it's all been sold with that magic word in the North East: 'jobs'. The jobs are illusory. As for the local jobs, these plants require a handful of local people."
More top news
A court's heard how a man accused of murdering his partner carried on with normal life in the days after he allegedly killed her.
Students in Newcastle were given puppies to beat exam stress and brighten up what is known as 'Blue Monday'.
Hundreds of balloons were released to remember Katie and mark what would have been her eighth birthday