The SFT team have received numerous startling reports and photos from eagle eyed residents who have spotted JCB’s and builders on the Penshaw Greenbelt fields. This discovery has spread like wildfire on social media, with Facebook group Save Penshaw’s Greenbelt up in arms over the activity. The Facebook group was set up to challenge the legality of the Council’s so-called Core Development Strategy in which they want to remove several areas from the greenbelt to allow new building.
SFT reported earlier last year of bizarre statements from the local Labour Councillor who claimed that 50% of Sunderland supported building on the Penshaw Greenbelt.
An SFT spokesman stated “This is an incredibly disappointing discovery. We will be monitoring the situation closely.”