Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Lancaster public inquiry chaos!

The Stonewell 'nose', which would have been demolished under the Centros scheme, and views of the church blocked by a bridge

Lancaster City Council today withdrew from the public inquiry into plans to spoil the city with a huge Centros retail scheme, which would have seen the demolition of many historic buildings in Conservation Areas, and adversely affected the setting of a number of listed buildings.

Developer Centros itself refused to defend its application at the inquiry, in itself a highly irregular occurrence.

Lancaster Council, which had passed the plans, was opposed by SAVE Britain's Heritage, terrific local group It's Our City, and English Heritage.

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