REFUSED: Wellington House Hostel Change of Use

REFUSED: Wellington House Hostel Change of Use at South Beach Radio - News & Views for Blyth, Northumberland
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jess - Reporter at South Beach Radio
Written 5 months ago by Jess Keller

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:

https://publicaccess.northumberland.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=neighbourComments&keyVal=Q2T2INQSLL500

The full report is available here:

https://publicaccess.northumberland.gov.uk/online-applications/files/783E9FC0C4F2DC569653F8F61108CE32/pdf/19_04971_FUL--1642118.pdf

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