Wickham planning proposal for increased building heights and laneway sets 'terrible precedent': resident Kirsten Drysdale

Sage Swinton
By Sage Swinton
Updated April 27 2022 - 7:17am, first published 6:30am
DISAPPOINTED: Wickham residents have spoken out against the planning proposal for years, saying the laneway provided little community benefit.

A planning proposal approved by Newcastle council to raise a building height limit in exchange for a laneway has set a "terrible and absurd precedent" for Wickham, according to a local resident.

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Sage Swinton

Sage Swinton

Journalist

Sage Swinton is a news reporter who was born and bred in the Hunter, where she has worked as a journalist for the past seven years. She's been with the Newcastle Herald since June 2020, and covers Newcastle council as well as other general news.

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