The government’s Planning Inspectorate has backed Gateshead Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for an apartment block on the site of aformer pub in Deckham.
Planning permission for a block of 19 apartments on the site of the former Deckham public house was refused by Gateshead’s Planning and Development Committee at their meeting on 13 February, 2008. The applicant lodged an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.
However, the planning inspector has now backed the Council’s decision after a full investigation and dismissed the appeal.
The inspector remarked that the proposed development would have a number of clear benefits, but none of them would outweigh the “significant harm to highway safety that would occur from the complete lack of off-street parking.”
The inspector concluded that the appeal should be dismissed.