Planners say 'yes' to store at fire-hit Poundstretcher site in Newcastle
PLANS to rebuild a town centre store which was destroyed in a major blaze are set to go ahead.
Super Foodmarket Ltd wants to replace the former Poundstretcher branch in High Street, Newcastle, which was gutted by a fire last year.
The remains of the three-storey building, which dates back to the 18th century, were demolished in March.
Super Foodmarket's proposals to construct a similar building in its place, to house a food store, have been recommended for approval by planning officers at Newcastle Borough Council.
Fixed fee sales package for any residential property, just £325 +vat. Includes listing on all major portals e.g. Rightmove & Zoopla, floorplans, photos, for sale board, etc. Call for more details.
Terms: All prices subject to VAT. Terms and Conditions apply. E&OE.
Contact: 01782 900100
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
Thistleberry Residents' Association had raised concerns about the facade of the building, but these have now been withdrawn.
The association had also called for an archaeological study to be carried out, which is set to be a condition of the planning consent.
A report to the planning committee, which will meet later this month, states: "The proposed retail development will assist the vitality and viability of Newcastle town centre, and no adverse harm will be caused to the residential amenity of neighbouring properties."