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Strettle Memorials 315 Saltwell Road, Gateshead - Demolition of existing funeral showroom and replacement with new single storey funeral/memorial sales/office/showroom and storage building - pictures 02/07/17

On Gateshead Planning Portal as Granted (remember seeing it some weeks ago)

DC/13/00776/FUL

Demolition of existing funeral showroom and replacement with new single storey funeral/memorial sales/office/showroom and storage building.

Strettle Memorials 315 Saltwell Road Gateshead Tyne And Wear NE8 4TN

Application received Wed 26 June 2013

http://public.gateshead.gov.uk/onli...iveTab=externalDocuments&keyVal=MOYGG3HK3Y000


Relates to to this existing small building near junction with Rawling Rd and close to Saltwell Cemetery and which according from text within the Design and Access Statement has been used for production under previous owners of funeral memorials for in excess of 100 years - my photographs from Sunday 29/06/14 approx 1045 show building as it is at that point in time







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The above is my post #1663 from 29/06/14

Further covered by Alf Stone in his posts # 1666 and more recently with progress pictures 2662, 2674, 2695 & last 2711 on 11/06/17

Passing for first time in many months on Sunday 02/07/17 approx 1045 took some pictures to show progress being made on new single storey funeral/memorial sales/office/showroom and storage building at Strettle Memorials, 315 Saltwell Road, Gateshead







View down on the works from Rawling Rd



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Erection of 10 dwellinghouses, site of former The Vigo public house, Hartside, Vigo, Birtley - Planning Application

On Gateshead Council Planning Portal on 03/07/17, application for more new houses in Birtley area of Gateshead

Extracts

DC/17/00742/FUL

Erection of 10 dwellinghouses including 4 pairs of semi-detached houses and 2 detached houses.

The Vigo Hartside Vigo Birtley DH3 2EW

Application Validated - Wed 28 Jun 2017

Status - Unknown

http://public.gateshead.gov.uk/onli...ils.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OS93QUHKIKS00



From the Planning Documents, the Design & Access Statement, http://myserviceplanning.gateshead....j.pdf?DocNo=19499102&PageNo=1&content=obj.pdf

Extract - The application relates to the former Vigo public house which was demolished in approximately 2013.

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Former Go Ahead Bus Station, Sunderland Road, Gateshead - Erection of a new Aldi foodstore - progress pictures 09/07/17

The Demolition of Sunderland Road Go Ahead Depot, Gateshead was previously covered on posts #1422 of 17/12/13, 1741, 1748, 1765, 1768, 1769, 1776, and #1781 on 05/10/14

& new supermarket covered by myself in post #1925, 2331, 2352, 2390, 2411, 2420, 2461 #2478, 2579, 2584, 2634, 2665, 2682, 2687 & last #2722 on 23/06/17

The scheme from Gateshead Planning Portal

DC/14/00346/FUL

Erection of a foodstore with associated access, car parking and landscaping (amended 22/12/14).

Former Go Ahead Bus Station Sunderland Road Gateshead

http://public.gateshead.gov.uk/onli...ils.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=N356JUHK3Y000


Further pictures by myself from Sunday 09/07/17 approx 1115 showing the situation with the build of new Aldi store on site of former bus depot - set for completion end August 2017

Recent works to car park to east side of building carried out

















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Wasn't sure where best to post, but I live on the Staiths and today I got a letter from Northern Gas Networks to inform me from the 24th July they will begin the demolition of the 3 gas tanks on Team Street. This will take approx 7 months (est. end of February) after which they will work until September 2018 to fill in the empty land. Probability of some disruption and gas odours. I only mention it as they've become something of a 'landmark' in the area.
 

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History of Redheugh Gas Works site, now part of Staiths South Development, Gateshead

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Wasn't sure where best to post, but I live on the Staiths and today I got a letter from Northern Gas Networks to inform me from the 24th July they will begin the demolition of the 3 gas tanks on Team Street. This will take approx 7 months (est. end of February) after which they will work until September 2018 to fill in the empty land. Probability of some disruption and gas odours. I only mention it as they've become something of a 'landmark' in the area.
Recently covered by myself on posts #1789 - 1790 on 05/06/17, http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=140467552&postcount=1789

Some text and images/pictures from that post

As the Redheugh Gasworks used to be, scan from Godfrey Series Gateshead South 1894 map



How the area, Redheugh Holding Area and Staiths South Housing development looks currently:-

Screen print of Google Maps image



Pictures by myself from 25/05/17 showing the situation then at the Redheugh gas holding complex, off Team Street, Gateshead, opposite the recently completed Staiths South housing development, part of which is constructed on the site of the former Redheugh Gasworks









Other pictures from 30/06/17





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11 no. industrial units (Use Class B2 and/or B8) with associated access, car parking, landscaping and infrastructure/engineering works including sub-station, Industrial Estate Land, South Of Saltmeadows Road, Gateshead - Planning Granted

Previously covered on this thread on posts 1942, 2267, 2287, 2329 - 2330, 2353, 2358, 2365 , 2387, 2414, 2418 & last on 2429 on 07/08/16 (cut down version above)

DC/15/00270/DEM

DETERMINATION OF PRIOR APPROVAL: Demolition of vacant office building.

Baltic Business Centre Saltmeadows Road Gateshead

http://public.gateshead.gov.uk/onli...ils.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=NLAYNFHKHV900

Work by Thompsons of Prudhoe on demolition of the Baltic Business Centre, Saltmeadows area, Gateshead seems to have been completed as can be seen in these pictures taken by myself Saturday 27/08/16 approx 1645



Surprised to see this war memorial - assume from another demolished building that used to occupy the site

Difficult to get a better picture due to to close weldmesh fence and was in a hurry going from Gateshead FC game at International Stadium to St James Park for Newcastle v Brighton game with kick off at 1730

Perhaps have another visit to see if possible to get better images



Wonder if was possibly associated with Allhusen Chemical Works or one of the other industrial premises that used to occupy large extent of the area just to the west of the Gateshead International Stadium

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Previously covered on this thread on posts 1942, 2267, 2287, 2329 - 2330, 2353, 2358, 2365 , 2387, 2414, 2418, 2429 & last on 2441 on 27/08/16 (cut down version above)

War Memorial query in text answered on http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=140193262&postcount=882

On Gateshead Council Planning Portal on 13/07/17 this planning application in respect of create 11 modern industrial units (Use Class B2 and/or B8) of varying sizes, equating to 9,594 sqm in total (GEA), including on site of cleared units above

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DC/16/01177/FUL

Erection of 11 no. industrial units (Use Class B2 and/or B8) with associated access, car parking, landscaping and infrastructure/engineering works including erection of sub-station. (Amended 21.04.2017).

Saltmeadows Industrial Estate Land South Of Saltmeadows Road Gateshead NE8 3DA

Decision - Grant

Decision Issued Date - Thu 13 Jul 2017

http://public.gateshead.gov.uk/onli...iveTab=externalDocuments&keyVal=OG3ZQ2HKG3L00


Design & Access Statement from the Planning Documents, http://myserviceplanning.gateshead.gov.uk/Planning/lg/GFPlanningDocuments.page

Relocation of the above war memorial shown on http://myserviceplanning.gateshead....j.pdf?DocNo=19360479&PageNo=1&content=obj.pdf

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NGN invests £1.3m to dismantle Gateshead gas holders

Wasn't sure where best to post, but I live on the Staiths and today I got a letter from Northern Gas Networks to inform me from the 24th July they will begin the demolition of the 3 gas tanks on Team Street. This will take approx 7 months (est. end of February) after which they will work until September 2018 to fill in the empty land. Probability of some disruption and gas odours. I only mention it as they've become something of a 'landmark' in the area.
From today's Bdaily @ https://bdaily.co.uk/articles/2017/07/14/ngn-invests-13m-to-dismantle-gateshead-gas-holders
NGN invests £1.3m to dismantle Gateshead gas holders
Jamie Hardesty 14 July 2017



Gas distributer Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is investing over £1.3m to safely dismantle and remove its holder tanks in Redheugh, Gateshead.

The major project, which will begin on Monday 24 July, will take around 38 weeks to complete and will be carried out in conjunction with Manchester-based decommissioning specialist KDC.

For around 100 years gas holders were a vital part of the local gas supply system, responsible for supplying gas to thousands of people across the country. In more recent years the gas holders have been used to bolster the network’s gas supplies during colder weather, and at peak times in the early evenings. However, advances in technology and the enhanced capability of the modern-day gas network, mean that gas holders are no longer in use.

NGN is committed to taking down its gas holders in an environmentally responsible way, by recycling as many materials as possible. The company will be using recycling all materials taken away from the site.

Mark Johnson, Project Manager from NGN’s Major Projects Team said: “The decision has been made to dismantle the two gas holders at Redheugh as they are no longer in use and they are costly to maintain. We’ll be working with a specialist contractor to carry out the work in a safe and environmentally responsible way. We know how important these structures can be to communities and we’ll be working closely with local residents and stakeholders to give them the opportunity to commemorate the structure as it disappears from the skyline through hosting art workshops in schools in conjunction with our local community artist.”

Read more @ https://bdaily.co.uk/articles/2017/07/14/ngn-invests-13m-to-dismantle-gateshead-gas-holders
 

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M&M's 247 High Street

M&M's has been going since 1971 but now it appears to have gone. The business was put up for sale a couple of years ago but nothing seemed to happen:

High Street M&M (2) by alfred stone, on Flickr

Today when I passed this is what I saw:

DSCF1175 M&M High Street by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF1176 M&M High Street by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF1177 M&M High Street by alfred stone, on Flickr

Discounting conspiracy theories the favourite outcome appears to be a Turkish restaurant. This could be right as there is no application for Change of Use.
 

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Garages on the corner of Hillfield Street and Poplar Crescent.

On Gateshead Council Planning Portal 10/12/14 as "Granted"

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I walked passed there this morning and two workmen were stripping the roofs of the garages. They disappeared when they saw the camera:

DSCF1227 Poplar Crescent by alfred stone, on Flickr

The sign seems to suggest another change of plan:

DSCF1226 Poplar Crescent by alfred stone, on Flickr

Another project for Mr. Fletcher of Arrow Property Developments.
 

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Is the old Bed Shed building on Gateshead High street just an eyesore - or it dangerous?

Courtesy of today's Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/old-bed-shed-building-gateshead-13361701
Is the old Bed Shed building on Gateshead High street just an eyesore - or it dangerous?
By Sean Seddon 20 July 2017


Ian Murray who Co owns G Murray domestic appliance center on High Street South, Gateshead and is worried about the safety of the building next door to his business (Image: Newcastle Chronicle)

The condition of a crumbling eyesore on Gateshead High Street could be deteriorating, a local businessman has warned.

Situated at the far end of the street, away from the glitzy Trinity Square development, the derelict old building, that used to be the Bed Shed, continues to stand.

A Gateshead Council spokesperson said the eventual plan for the building is to demolish it as part of the long term re-development of the high street but a fixed timescale for that work has not been announced. The local authority also insisted the building is structurally safe despite appearances.

Ian Murray, 56, runs Murray’s Domestic Appliances, a family business which has operated out of the building directly next door to The former Bed Shed for 47 years. The council have bought up premises on the street to pave the way for future redevelopment but Mr Murray has been in a long-running dispute over the sale of his business, with the two parties yet to agree on a price. He said he feared that, rather than the building being demolished, it would eventually just fall down. More than just being an eyesore, Mr Murray said he thought the building could pose a threat to the public, with a gap appearing to have opened up between the front wall and the rest of the structure

A spokesperson from Gateshead Council has insisted the building is safe and poses no threat to the public. The council’s service director for development, transport and public protection, Anneliese Hutchinson, said: “The safety of the public is always our main concern.The council’s structural engineer and building surveyor has inspected the Bed Shop building, and they confirmed there is no immediate risk to public safety.”

Read more @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/old-bed-shed-building-gateshead-13361701
 

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Yeshiva L'Zeirim, former Swallow Hotel, High West St, Gateshead, Change of use from Class C1 Hotels to specified uses within Class C2 (residential institutions) - pictures 23/07/17

Follow up on posts #2356, 2357 & 2481 (above)

Despite approval being given on 14/10/16 no start to work yet - pictures from Sunday 21/05/17 approx 1145 show current situation with former Swallow (5 Bridges) hotel



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Follow up on posts #2356, 2357, 2481 & 2683 of 22/05/17 (above)

On Gateshead Council Planning Portal 14/10/16 these extracts

DC/16/00439/FUL

Proposed raising of restaurant roof area to form new Study Hall. Remodelling of first floor elevations, ground floor entrance area and various external doorways with associated alterations to car park area (amended 27/06/16 and 05/09/16).

Yeshiva L'Zeirim The Swallow Hotel Gateshead High West Street Gateshead NE8 1PE

Decision - Grant

Decision Issued Date - Fri 14 Oct 2016

http://public.gateshead.gov.uk/onli...ils.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=O6RC6SHKLXW00


Approval given to the above on 14/10/16

Pictures from Sunday 23/07/17 approx 0930 & 1115 show situation with former Swallow (5 Bridges) hotel at those times but not sure if work associated with planning application or just part of the previous works or maintenance of equipment at roof level













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Former Scrap Yard

Demoltiton of former scrap yard at Handy Drive, Dunston, today, not sure whats happing to site but it was also once the location of Clayton Davie breakers yard, i missed start of the demolition...





Above the old weighing offices.







Above, this was what was left of the weigh offices by the time i got there.







Above these out building were the store rooms for the burning equipment so i was told.












cheers Ken. pics hosted on my flickr site.. https://www.flickr.com/photos/kenfitzpatrick/albums/72157676752191032


View my website of Dunston... http://historyofdunston.weebly.com/
 

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Trinity Grill, former M&M's Fish & Chips outlet, 247 High Street, Gateshead - pictures 30/07/17

M&M's has been going since 1971 but now it appears to have gone. The business was put up for sale a couple of years ago but nothing seemed to happen:

High Street M&M (2) by alfred stone, on Flickr

Today when I passed this is what I saw:

DSCF1175 M&M High Street by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF1176 M&M High Street by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF1177 M&M High Street by alfred stone, on Flickr

Discounting conspiracy theories the favourite outcome appears to be a Turkish restaurant. This could be right as there is no application for Change of Use.
Alf's information correct

Pictures by myself Sunday 30/07/17 approx 1245 showing sign in place on High St elevation for Trinity Grill, Turkish Charcoal Grillhouse













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M&M's has been going since 1971 but now it appears to have gone. The business was put up for sale a couple of years ago but nothing seemed to happen:

High Street M&M (2) by alfred stone, on Flickr

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From 1973, as I was the trainee at work, I was sent every Friday to collect the offices fish and chips order from this shop. We would telephone the order in for a dozen fish and chips then at lunchtime I would be sent to collect them. There was always a queue in the shop which I had to walk to the front of to collect and pay for the order. You should have heard some of the things that were said to me by those in the queue!!!! Very good fish and chips though :banana:

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33 - 37 Deckham Terrace

Another unexpected visit to Deckham Terrace today showed the houses taking shape:

DSCF1274 Deckham Terrace by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF1275 Deckham Terrace by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF1276 Deckham Terrace by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF1277 Deckham Terrace by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF1278 Deckham Terrace by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF1279 Deckham Terrace by alfred stone, on Flickr

Sadly the rest of Deckham seems to have closed. When I was walking down Deckham Bank (Old Durham Road) two men asked me for directions to a cafe and I led them to two that I knew of but they were both closed and shuttered as were most of the other shops.
 

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Sun House, Park Road, Gateshead, Change of use from office (use class B1a) to 18-22 x two bed apartments (use class C3) - Planning Application

On Gateshead Council Planning Portal when checking it on 01/08/17 (late arrival along with 83 others over 4 weeks (assume due to staff holidays), for week commencing 31/07/17)

EXTRACTS

DC/17/00824/RGDP

Change of use from office (use class B1a) to 18-22 x two bed apartments (use class C3)

Sun House Park Road Gateshead NE8 3EL

Application Validated - Fri 21 Jul 2017

Status - Awaiting decision

http://public.gateshead.gov.uk/onli...ils.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OTG1T6HK08J00


The block in question is that facing Park Rd (Felling ByPass) and adjacent to north east corner of the Central Freight Depot site area, http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1668898

These pictures by myself from various dates to show the block

12/12/13



22/08/15







Block has had a "history", extracts from http://www.ukmalayalee.com/latest-news/news.php?id=MjE3OA== from early March 2011

College licence suspended for immigration offences

NEWCASTLE March 1: Five people were arrested in Gateshead and Newcastle in a series of co-ordinated raids targeting a college suspected of being used for immigration crime.

The arrests follow an extensive investigation carried out by the UK Border Agency North East immigration crime team into Castle College, Park Road, Felling, Gateshead.

The UK Border Agency has now suspended the college's licence to enrol overseas students. Officers from the agency were on site to advise and assist any genuine students arriving for their studies.

Four of those arrested are senior staff at the college, and were held on suspicion of using the college to facilitate immigration offences. The other person arrested was a student at the college who was found to have breached the terms of her visa.

The raids targeted residential addresses in Saltwell Road, Gateshead, and Moorside Court, Newcastle, as well as the college itself.


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Maiden Over Pub Car Park, Low Heworth Lane, Felling - Planning Application for 2 new 4 bedroom houses

On Gateshead Council Planning Portal when checking it on 01/08/17 (late arrival along with 83 others over 4 weeks (assume due to staff holidays), for week commencing 31/07/17)

EXTRACTS

DC/17/00834/FUL

The erection of two detached dwelling-houses, with four bedrooms each across two-storeys, with associated hardstandings, gardens and a shared driveway utilising existing access-point with two car parking spaces each and cycle storage

Maiden Over Car Park Low Heworth Lane Felling NE10 0YJ

Application Validated - Wed 26 Jul 2017

Status - Unknown

http://public.gateshead.gov.uk/onli...ils.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OTOSX5HKIV900


The pub and area in question, just east of Heworth Roundabout, shown on the screen print of Google Maps image



From the Planning Documents, link to Proposed Site Plan, http://myserviceplanning.gateshead....j.pdf?DocNo=19576531&PageNo=1&content=obj.pdf

29/09/17 EDIT

Pictures by myself from Thursday 29/09/17 showing the area in question







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Demolition of two storey former Council Office, High Street, Wrekenton - PLanning Application

On Gateshead Council Planning Portal when checking it on 01/08/17 (late arrival along with 83 others over 4 weeks (assume due to staff holidays), for week commencing 17/07/17)

EXTRACTS

DC/17/00784/DEM

Demolition of two storey former Council Office

Local Government Office High Street Wrekenton Gateshead NE9 7JR

Application Validated - Fri 07 Jul 2017

Status - Awaiting decision

http://public.gateshead.gov.uk/onli...ils.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OSPXB2HKIOG00


Link to one of drawings in Planning Documents, showing section etc, http://myserviceplanning.gateshead....j.pdf?DocNo=19546438&PageNo=1&content=obj.pdf

Built early/mid 1970's as Wrekenton Advice & Community Centre - reported within office environment to be constructed too low due to an imperial/metric conversion error just after introduction of new system, hence always looking wrong in relation to existing surrounds

No pictures by myself showing the building in question so here are some screen prints of Google Maps & Street View images







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Change of use from retail (A1 Use Class) to a creative development hub (Sui Generis Use) providing studio space, workshop and exhibition space, 232-240 High Street Gateshead - Planning Application

On Gateshead Council Planning Portal when checking it on 01/08/17 (late arrival along with 83 others over 4 weeks (assume due to staff holidays), for week commencing 17/07/17)

EXTRACTS

DC/17/00752/COU

Change of use from retail (A1 Use Class) to a creative development hub (Sui Generis Use) providing studio space, workshop and exhibition space and installation of double door on front elevation

232-240 High Street Gateshead NE8 1AQ

Application Validated - Wed 12 Jul 2017

Status - Awaiting decision

http://public.gateshead.gov.uk/onli...ils.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OSBCCAHKILH00


From the Planning Documents link to Design & Access Statement http://myserviceplanning.gateshead....j.pdf?DocNo=19546200&PageNo=1&content=obj.pdf that includes these extracts:-

The NewBridge Project recently moved out of its premises on New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, its home for 7years due to redevelopment of the area. It is now based in grade II listed building, Carliol House in Newcastle City Centre on a temporary lease.

AND

Gateshead Council have offered NBP the 1345m2 retail unit @232-240 High Street due to the lack of commercial interest and the increase in empty retail units in Gateshead town centre as many retail businesses have moved into premises in new retail development, Trinity Square.

NBP will occupy the unit on a 5year lease while the area awaits redevelopment to develop a Creative Hub to house and provide incubator, development, studio and practice space for up to 40 artists, graduates, creative business start up’s and other early stage creative ventures in the Gateshead and Newcastle area.

The Creative Hub will be also be outward facing and be driven by artist and community need; hosting a variety of spaces including meeting rooms, event space, gallery space, artist studios, creative practice space, creative business incubator & workshop space.


The building in question is the former Woolworth (recently Poundland) store just north of junction with Jackson St, Gateshead for use by The NewBridge Project c/o PopUp Initiative CIC

Picture by myself from 17/07/12 showing building at that time



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Also posted to "Art" thread

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