Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Save-Our-Pub Calls Heeded

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Save-Our-Pub Calls Heeded

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Byline: By Peter Young

Council rejects development proposal

Residents have won a major victory in a long-running battle to stop developers demolishing one of Newcastle's best-known roadside inns for housing.

City councillors have rejected plans to build on the site of the Three Mile Inn on the Great North Road in Gosforth which had led to an outcry.

The Civic Centre was flooded with protests as more than 2,000 people signed letters and petitions of objection.

The proposal, by Rostock Investments, was to pull down the pub and build a four-storey block with 50 flats along with nine townhouses on the site.

But the proposed development was rejected unanimously by members of the development control centre.

Residents' representatives said after the meeting they were delighted and warned that they will continue the fight if the developer decides to appeal.

There were concerns about the loss of a popular local pub and restaurant as well as potential over-development. …

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