Planning applications withdrawn

News today that Fairview Homes have withdrawn their applications to demolish The Queensbury pub at 110 Walm Lane.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 Others should be embarrassed that plans have been withdrawn because of local pressure and not by their actions.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.

3 thoughts on “Planning applications withdrawn

  1. Delighted with this news – cautious but determined to savour the moment. The pub is so important to the community and is and has been to us as a family. Agree re councillors – became engaged in debate at one point only to find it seemed to be a done deal from their perspective with the only concerns related to details around access to the new development. I wondered if is it related to the New Homes Bonus at all?

  2. Wonderful news – just goes to show that we don’t have to accept plans from large companies who want to ride roughshod over the wishes of local people. Well done Queensbury!

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