REFUSED: Wellington House Hostel Change of Use
A planning application for the change of use of Wellington House to a hostel has been refused by Northumberland County Council.
The Wellington House building, on Wolsley Road, opposite the Flying Horse pub was previously a day care and out reach facility.
The planning application would have permitted internal alterations to allow 19 bedrooms across 2 floors.
Mass Public Objection from Blyth residents
According to the full report, 63 objections were received against the application from neighbouring residents
and members of the public. Concerns were raised regarding:
- Increased crime and anti social behaviour
- Overdevelopment of the site
- Highway safety
- Impact on amenity of nearby residents and future occupiers
- Adverse impact on town centre
- Existing facilities already available
Details comments can be found here:
The full report is available here:
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