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... 1919Saturday, December 13, 1919...
AT a public meeting in Wylam Institute it was decided to split the remaining money in the village's peace celebration fund between the village schools and a planned war memorial to the Fallen.
A brass plaque bearing the names of 19 former students who died in the Great War was to be erected in the Wylam Council Schools at a cost of £20 and £30 was to be donated to the war memorial fund.