EMPTY PUB: Plans revealed to pull down pub to make way for housing
General View of The Deuchar Arms, Colegate, Leam Lane Estate, Gateshead, Image: Chronicle Live
An empty pub could be bulldozed to make way for new homes if fresh plans lodged with the council are given the go-ahead.
Belgravia Investment Group is behind proposals to tear down the Deuchar Arms on Leam Lane Estate, in Felling, to make way for 14 new homes.
If the proposals are given the go-ahead three bedroom homes would be built on the Colegate site.
An application form lodged with Gateshead Council stated that the pub called last orders for the final time at the end of March.
A survey carried out on behalf of the applicant found no bats emerging or entering the building to roost and stated that no birds were seen nesting in the boozer.
It said: “The proposed development can proceed without detriment to the maintenance of the population of bats at a favourable conservation status.”
Another environmental assessment submitted to the authority stated that the scheme would have a “low” environmental impact.
It said: “Current proposals suggest no land will be lost or linear features
“The overall impact on biodiversity is likely to be localised and of low significance.
“It is very unlikely that the development will have any impact outside the footprint of the works.”
The council has yet to decide on the proposals.
Words: Herbert Soden, Local Democracy Reporter
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