STAR CENTRE APPLICATION TO BE HEARD BY COUNCILLORS

October 21, 2009 10:20 AM

Proposals for a housing redevelopment for young families on the former Star Centre site (junction of Jubilee Road and Kenton Road) will go to the council's development control committee in November.

The proposal has been opposed by some residents who have presented a petition. Your councillors support the proposal, having received assurances from Your Homes Newcastle about the selection and vetting of tenants.

These will be short tenancies before the tenants move to longer-term secure tenancies in other YHN properties.

Contrary to information circulated anonymously in the area, the young people will very definitely have no history of any form of trouble whatsoever.

"Some people seem to have a downer on anything to do with young people," said Councillor David Faulkner

"We need to offer housing opportunities to young families to help give them a good start together.