Wickham residents fight height limit changes in Throsby Street

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated December 1 2021 - 12:56am, first published November 30 2021 - 6:30am
ON HIGH ALERT: Wickham residents in Furlong Lane with the proposed redevelopment site in the background.

A group of Wickham residents fears Newcastle council is poised to ignore decades of planning by allowing a developer to almost triple the height limit in an area designated as a low-rise "village hub".

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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