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U-turn over plans to demolish Cumbrian pub

One of Whitehaven’s best-known pubs looks like it will be flattened to make way for a multi-million pound office complex in the town centre.

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It's all very well twining on on these message boards but if you really did want to save the Dusty Miller then you should have put in an objection to the Council, but you couldn't be bothered. Unfortunately your all just typical West Cumbrians, twine alot but do nowt yourselves.

Posted by Mike on 21 February 2013 at 16:30

Just get on with it and knock it down . Make a wider junction for us on Kells, there was'nt many people going into the dusty any way.

Posted by Kells lad on 24 January 2013 at 08:06

Disabled Parking.....why can't they park on double yellows and other hazardous places like the rest of the "disabled" blue badge holders do.

Posted by Concerned Resident on 23 January 2013 at 20:10

Whitehave Resident - Yes, they would need conservation area consnet to demolish the building. This would usually only be deemed acceptable if the replacement on the site was a 'material improvment' on what is there at present. Somehow I don't think a few parking spaces is a material improvement. Will be interesting to see how the Council paly this.

Posted by John on 23 January 2013 at 14:42

“The first thing we would do would be to carry out the demolition and clearance of the site pretty quickly, which I would expect to happen in a relatively short term,” said Mr Hough.

Are the NDA not going to bother getting planning permission? It is in a conservation area afterall. Or can the Nuclear industry do whatever they choose in Copeland?

Posted by Whitehaven Resident on 22 January 2013 at 13:11

Peter...Jobby is referring to the infrastructure
not the shopping area!!...The workers will be coming to work Not to shop in their lunch break!...And come home time, that's what it will be...Home time!!...Business's will not be booming in this Town...Fact!..

Posted by gemma on 18 January 2013 at 21:55

dear jobby yes can imagine what street's will be like .and business's. with people in them

Posted by peter cahill on 18 January 2013 at 20:01

I would love to see the plans for the new office complex "perhaps" there is already a canteen included. Hence the demolition of "The Dusty".I thought NDA would have learned their lesson by now. Infrastructure first, can you imagine what the streets in Whitehaven will be like with 1,000 workers getting to and from work!

Posted by Jobby on 17 January 2013 at 21:27

Keeping this town Georgian is what has held it back all these years, its 2013 lets get with it. Knock this pub down it was a dump!

Posted by Steve on 17 January 2013 at 12:16

Did anyone actually stop to think if this disabled car park will be for the use of the staff in the building and not just general use of the public? Which will be needed if the build goes ahead!!
The fact that half of the people complaining are saying that there is disabled parking in the Multi story right next door, yes correct but the fact that everytime i have parked there the lift has not been working which doesnt help some one in a wheelchair.

The dusty millar is an eyesore to the area its known for the wrong reasons and always will be, no one will go here for a coffee at lunchtime or a meal in the evening.

People need to realise that Whitehaven needs this development, without it it will be somewere were people used to go because the shops will have to start pulling out, the cafes will close and even the seagulls will leave with no one to feed them on the harbour!

I back this 100%

Posted by Bluebell on 17 January 2013 at 11:47

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