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No cheers for pub plan objectors.

PLANS to turn a Greenside pub into a nursery have been given the go-ahead despite anger from locals who say part of the village's history is being lost.

More than three hundred people have signed a petition to save the Pack Horse Inn, but applicant Lorraine Richardson said the Lead Road premises is no longer viable as a pub. The objectors were backed by their councillor, Helen Haran, who said there had been offers to run the pub.

Coun Haran is not a member of the planning committee but attended the meeting to speak against the plans.

"This is a crucial application for the village, and there is an opportunity this evening to protect part of the area's history that has existed for at least 400 years," she said.

Mrs Richardson said the objections were "fuelled by lack of knowledge", and that she and her husband were the latest in a string of tenants who had tried to make the pub work, but couldn't due to lack of custom.

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jun 29, 2019
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