North East Community Forest consultations

North East Community Forest consultations

As we look to plant woodland across the North East Community Forest area we may from time to time ask for your views about the proposed locations for trees near where you live.

Below you will find:

If you would like to find out about other volunteering opportunities related to the forest, please email the North East Community Forest team.

Thank you for taking the time to read these proposals and we look forward to your feedback.

Current Consultations

Newcastle

There are no consultations currently taking place.

Durham

There are no consultations currently taking place.

Gateshead

Whitehills

Gateshead Council is proposing to create a new community woodland at Whitehills.

Living Woods North East CIC has been commissioned to undertake a neighbourhood consultation on the proposal and work with the local community to plant trees.

Details, the chance to comment and how to volunteer to help plant the trees are available on the Living Woods Whitehills consultation page

More information is also available on the Whitehills woodland creation project Facebook group.

And drop in consultation sessions will take place at Whitehills Community Centre, Whitehill Drive, Gateshead, NE10 8NF, on:

  • Sunday January 16 2022, from 2pm to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday January 19 2022, from 5pm to 8pm

North Tyneside

There are no consultations currently taking place.

South Tyneside

There are no consultations currently taking place.

Sunderland

Former Elemore Golf Course

Sunderland City Council is proposing to create new woodland, hedgerows and wildflower meadow at the former Elemore Golf Course, by Easington Lane.

The planting forms part of wider proposals to transform the site into "Elemore Park", which will provide an "eco park", cafe, garden and visitor centre. 

For more details, the chance to comment on the planting proposals or to volunteer to help plant the trees visit the Let's Talk Elemore page.

Previous consultations

Newcastle

Blakelaw Recreation Ground

Owned and managed by Newcastle City Council, Blakelaw Recreation Ground is bounded by Ponteland Road to the east, Blakelaw Road to the south and Gorse Hill Way to the north.

Four potential areas of woodland were identified as possibly suitable for planting.

Consultation took place in November and December 2021. The outcome of this will be announced soon.

To volunteer to help plant trees in Blakelaw email the North East Community Forest team.

Harbottle Park

Urban Green Newcastle, an independent charity, is responsible for the management and upkeep of Harbottle Park, which is bounded by Walker Road to the south and Ayton Street to the north.

Three potential areas of woodland were identified as possibly suitable for planting.

Consultation took place in November and December 2021. The outcome of this will be announced soon.

To volunteer to plant trees at Harbottle Park email Urban Green Newcastle.

Montague Dene

Owned and managed by Newcastle City Council, Montague Dene in Fenham sits north of the Denton Burn Community Association and south of Whitbeck Road.

Five potential areas of woodland were identified as possibly suitable for planting.

Consultation took place in November and December 2021. The outcome of this will be announced soon.

To volunteer to help plant trees at Montague Dene email the North East Community Forest team.

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