Councillors approve Hexham retail park plan
Last updated at 12:53, Thursday, 21 February 2013
DESPITE numerous objections, councillors gave the go-ahead for an £8m retail park on the disused goods yard at Hexham railway station.
The proposal, which will include a Homebase DIY store and other national chains,will create around 100 jobs.
But the scheme has outraged conservation groups, who feel the design of the outlet is out of keeping with the area. They say the development will have a serious impact on the appearance of a historic part of Hexham.
**Read a full report in this week's Hexham Courant.
First published at 08:00, Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1930Saturday, December 13, 1930...
HAVING raised over £1,000 through prize draws, dances, whist drives and donations, Bellingham was able to buy its town hall.
So successful was the fund-raising that when all the debts were cleared more than £100 was left in the fund.
The hall could now be used by the town for all manner of social and public functions.