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Old July 23rd, 2017, 04:57 PM   #341
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Hi,

I've tried searching, but I can't seem to find any recent information about the planned Aldi development on West Farm Avenue in Longbenton. Is it still going ahead?
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Old July 23rd, 2017, 05:44 PM   #342
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I've tried searching, but I can't seem to find any recent information about the planned Aldi development on West Farm Avenue in Longbenton. Is it still going ahead?
I contacted them about it recently. They replied "At present we do not have a proposed opening date for this store."
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Old July 31st, 2017, 07:53 PM   #343
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I contacted them about it recently. They replied "At present we do not have a proposed opening date for this store."
Thanks for the update. I guess thats not a definite cancellation of the plan then.
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Old August 1st, 2017, 04:49 PM   #344
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Work is almost complete now at the new Lidl in Killingworth. Here is my latest aerial update video from a couple of days ago.

Does anyone have an opening date?

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Old August 1st, 2017, 04:57 PM   #345
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Work is almost complete now at the new Lidl in Killingworth. Here is my latest aerial update video from a couple of days ago.

Does anyone have an opening date?
Originally the aim was to open in Spring 2017 but delays occasioned by the discovery and infilling of a former pit shaft delayed that.

According to the Chronicle article @ http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=337 the planned opening is this month.

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Old August 2nd, 2017, 12:34 PM   #346
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Demolition of damaged homes on West Allotment Bayfield estate set to cost at least £95,000

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Ten more homes WILL be demolished on West Allotment Bayfield estate due to subsidence
Sonia Sharma 15 May 2017


Bayfield estate in West Allotment where houses are to be demolished due to building subsidence (Photo: Newcastle Chronicle)

The Coal Authority has been given the go-ahead to knock down 10 more houses on an estate where subsidence was found more than a year ago.

Last month, the group submitted another application to knock down a further 10 homes in the area and permission for this has now been granted by the council. However, at this stage, it is not known exactly when demolition work will start. The Coal Authority says discussions are taking place with the owners concerned, who are being offered market value of their properties, and work would only start once agreements have been reached with the residents affected.

Tim Marples, head of public safety and subsidence, said: “Permission for demolition was granted and we have been liaising closely with the residents concerned. They will receive the market value of their properties as assessed by independent valuations based on the original undamaged condition. We are currently unable to confirm when the demolition works will start because once agreements have been reached with the owners, service disconnections then have to be completed before the works can begin.”

The organisation says it cannot comment on individual cases for confidentiality reasons. However, if the authority and any owners are unable to reach an agreement, then procedures for “independent arbitration” can be put in place. Meanwhile, regular monitoring is taking place across the Bayfield site, which shows that the area of the subsidence zone has not increased.

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Demolition of damaged homes on West Allotment Bayfield estate set to cost at least £95,000
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Bayfield estate in West Allotment where houses are to be demolished due to building subsidence (Image: Newcastle Chronicle)

Work to demolish homes that were damaged by subsidence on a Tyneside estate will cost the taxpayer at least £95,000, it has been revealed.

The 15 properties at Bayfield, in West Allotment, are being knocked down by the Coal Authority. They were found to have subsidence last year and major investigations were carried out at the scene to find out the cause of the ground movement. The authority concluded it was likely to be the result of historical coal mining in the area and procedures were put in place to deal with the damaged homes.

So far, permission has been granted for the demolition of 15 properties. Four of them have already been flattened and five more are due to be knocked down this month. Work is planned to start on August 14 and is expected to take two weeks. After that, five further houses are to be demolished in September.

At this stage, the authority has not given formal notice of any further demolitions. If it is decided that more houses need to go, then the costs to the taxpayer will rise. A spokesman said: “We are preparing for the next phase of demolition, including carrying out service disconnections to allow the demolition works to take place. We are also continuing ground and property monitoring on a regular basis, which is being carried out by specialist companies. Works are on-going at the moment but we can confirm that the costs of, and associated with, these demolition works, are expected to be around £95,000.”

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Old August 3rd, 2017, 12:10 PM   #347
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Matalan, Citadel West, Killingworth

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17/00872/CLPROP | Provision of ancillary coffee shop | Matalan Citadel West Killingworth NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 6YT
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Application Received Tue 13 Jun 2017
Application Validated Tue 13 Jun 2017
Address Matalan Citadel West Killingworth NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 6YT
Proposal Provision of ancillary coffee shop
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Old August 9th, 2017, 12:41 PM   #348
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Take a look at new Lidl opening in Killingworth next week - with a few special offers for shoppers

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From today'#s Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/whats...store-13451273
Take a look at new Lidl opening in Killingworth next week - with a few special offers for shoppers
Sonia Sharma 9 August 2017


The new Lidl in Killingworth which opens 17th August (Image: newcastle chronicle)

A new Lidl store will open its doors to the public in Killingworth next week - with a raft of special offers to celebrate the occasion.

The discount store, on the Stephenson Industrial Estate, off Southgate, North Tyneside, has created around 40 jobs.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 8am on Thursday, August 17 before customers are offered a chance to sample some of the supermarket’s products throughout the day.

The store includes an in-store bakery, long tills with dual packing, customer toilets, baby changing and parking for cars and bicycles.

David Murphy, Lidl UK’s regional head of property, said: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bringing this new Lidl store to Killingworth. It is great for us to be able to create more jobs and investment opportunities in the area, and we can’t wait to start serving our multi-award winning products to the local community.”

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Old August 11th, 2017, 10:15 AM   #349
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Matalan and Home Bargains Killingworth

I did hear a whisper that Matalan were to share their Killingworth store with Home Bargains, however these planning application suggest that the latter may be taking it all over?

17/01079/ADV | New back illuminated Home Bargains fascia sign | Matalan Citadel West Killingworth NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 6YT
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Application Received Thu 20 Jul 2017
Application Validated Mon 07 Aug 2017
Address Matalan Citadel West Killingworth NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 6YT
Proposal New back illuminated Home Bargains fascia sign
Status Awaiting decision
https://idoxpublicaccess.northtynesi...=OTDUFEBHJHX00

17/01094/FUL | Demolition of existing south elevation store canopy and installation of new cladding and double door to west elevation | Matalan Citadel West Killingworth NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 6YT

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Application Received Thu 20 Jul 2017
Application Validated Mon 07 Aug 2017
Address Matalan Citadel West Killingworth NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 6YT
Proposal Demolition of existing south elevation store canopy and installation of new cladding and double door to west elevation
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Old August 15th, 2017, 04:51 PM   #350
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The Coach Inn, Killingworth Road, Forest Hall

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17/00836/FUL | Change of use of first floor managers accommodation associated with A4 public house to ground floor to C1 Hotel | The Coach Inn Killingworth Road Forest Hall NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 7BR
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Application Received Tue 06 Jun 2017
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Address The Coach Inn Killingworth Road Forest Hall NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 7BR
Proposal Change of use of first floor managers accommodation associated with A4 public house to ground floor to C1 Hotel
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https://idoxpublicaccess.northtynesi...=OR4MVYBHG2000
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Old August 17th, 2017, 06:34 PM   #351
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Passed the new Lidl at Killingworth this afternoon and (after what seems like a lifetime) it's now open!

Much Furore! Crazy busy with folk queuing simply for a carparking space, so heck knows how packed it was inside? I assume they were giving things away - otherwise I fear for humanity.

Anyway, I went to Aldi
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Heres my aerial video from the opening day for Lidl in Killingworth. I filmed this at about 8.30am, so it was pretty quiet but I did notice later on in the day that the carpark was jam packed. I had a little nosy inside aswell and I was impressed with what I saw.

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I did hear a whisper that Matalan were to share their Killingworth store with Home Bargains, however these planning application suggest that the latter may be taking it all over?

17/01079/ADV | New back illuminated Home Bargains fascia sign | Matalan Citadel West Killingworth NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 6YT
Reference 17/01079/ADV
Alternative Reference PP-06242799
Application Received Thu 20 Jul 2017
Application Validated Mon 07 Aug 2017
Address Matalan Citadel West Killingworth NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 6YT
Proposal New back illuminated Home Bargains fascia sign
Status Awaiting decision
https://idoxpublicaccess.northtynesi...=OTDUFEBHJHX00

17/01094/FUL | Demolition of existing south elevation store canopy and installation of new cladding and double door to west elevation | Matalan Citadel West Killingworth NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 6YT

Reference 17/01094/FUL
Alternative Reference PP-06242799
Application Received Thu 20 Jul 2017
Application Validated Mon 07 Aug 2017
Address Matalan Citadel West Killingworth NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 6YT
Proposal Demolition of existing south elevation store canopy and installation of new cladding and double door to west elevation
Status Awaiting decision
https://idoxpublicaccess.northtynesi...=OTN3QDBH0GZ00
The site location plan shows the part they are taking at the western end, hence why Matalan relocated their car park entrance.
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17/00210/FUL | Relocation of store entrance to the south elevation and new D.D.A compliant access | Matalan Citadel West Killingworth NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 6YT
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Old August 18th, 2017, 08:31 AM   #354
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Second venue for Jesmond's Jam Jar bar and restaurant entrepreneur

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17/00836/FUL | Change of use of first floor managers accommodation associated with A4 public house to ground floor to C1 Hotel | The Coach Inn Killingworth Road Forest Hall NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 7BR
Reference 17/00836/FUL
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Application Received Tue 06 Jun 2017
Application Validated Thu 22 Jun 2017
Address The Coach Inn Killingworth Road Forest Hall NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 7BR
Proposal Change of use of first floor managers accommodation associated with A4 public house to ground floor to C1 Hotel
Status Awaiting decision
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Second venue for Jesmond's Jam Jar bar and restaurant entrepreneur
Coreena Ford 17 August 2017


The new Coach Inn in Killingworth take over by Anthony Martin (Image: newcastle chronicle)

The young entrepreneur behind Newcastle’s Jam Jar bar and restaurant has expanded his portfolio by taking on a second venue.

Anthony Martin took ownership of Jam Jar at the end of last year, taking on the lease and pledging to ring in changes at the popular Jesmond venue after the former owners moved from the area. Now the 26-year-old, the former head chef at Quayside restaurant The Silk Rooms, plans to breathe new life into the New Coach Inn in Killingworth, North Tyneside, transforming it into a destination bar and restaurant and community hub.

Significant investment is set to be ploughed into the pub, where Mr Martin is working with the team to bring in a new menu and new features to put the Killingworth Road venue on the map.

Mr Martin, director at the New Coach Inn, said: “We feel that the pub has got a lot of potential but until now it has only really served the community as a place for drinkers. My background is very much in hospitality and I’ve worked in bars and restaurants ever since I was a teenager, growing up in Northumberland in the Bamburgh area. I was head chef at my brother’s restaurant The Silk Rooms for five years so I’ve crafted my trade in kitchens for years. The New Coach Inn is a real rustic, traditional pub with bags of opportunity, in a built up area full of families. It doesn’t need much doing inside or out, and it’s a huge site with a large beer garden – but what it’s missing is a bit of direction and a good food menu.

Mr Martin, who also runs Northumberland Street’s tattoo removal clinic LaserWays alongside Jam Jar and New Coach Inn, also aims to expand the business. He said: “We’re looking at the potential to add accommodation here at the moment. After that, I just want to fully focus on the businesses. Jam Jar has gone from strength to strength in the last year so I’m sure the New Coach Inn will as well.”

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