News today that Fairview Homes have withdrawn their applications to demolish The Queensbury pub at 110 Walm Lane.
Of course, we welcome this news and thank all those who have worked tirelessly to protect this community asset.
BUT…. we are cautious because we expect a revised application in due course.
In the meantime this is a marvellous victory in a long struggle.
We hope we have forced Fairview to think again, to go back to the drawing board and design a scheme that is acceptable to our community.
We hope your voice has sent a message to local politicians; some have been very supportive. Others should be embarrassed that plans have been withdrawn because of local pressure and not by their actions.
Those Councillors should ask themselves – who do they represent?
We set out on a campaign to protect the building (in a conservation area) and in doing so protect the pub and its valued contribution to our community.
That is what we will continue to do.
Fairview Homes: thank you for withdrawing your plans, now please build around our community, do not demolish it.