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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Decision to demolish Whitehaven toilets 'premature'

A controversial decision to demolish Whitehaven’s only public toilet block has been branded “premature” by councillors, who claim that alternative plans could be made to save it if a new town council is formed.

Councillors at Copeland’s planning panel last week fiercely debated the proposals to demolish the toilets block on James Street – five voted for the demolition and five voted against.

The casting vote was made by the chair, Geoff Blackwell, who agreed the recommendation.

He said: “We all have strong feelings but we are here as a planning committee, and unfortunately that is all we are allowed to look at in terms of legislation and law.”

Prior to the decision being made, Stephen Haraldsen said: “It’s a little bit premature for the council to come forward to demolish the building, considering in the next 12 to 15 months we may have a parish or town council for Whitehaven.

“We have seen other parishes successfully run toilets.”

Gilbert Scurrah said if it was given planning permission in 1993, there was obviously a need for them.


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