Former Green Bengal in Bromley Cross will be demolished

Former Green Bengal in Bromley Cross will be demolished

Workmen begin to take slates from the roof of the Green Bengal restaurant in readiness of its demolition

Workmen at the former Green Bengal in Bromley Cross

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , politics reporter

THE former Green Bengal restaurant in Bromley Cross will be demolished - as the site’s owners appeal to the government over their bid for a new Sainsbury’s to be built in its place.

Workers from Tonge Moor company CW Construction are already on site carrying out preparatory work for the demolition of the building — previously the Volunteer Inn — in Darwen Road.

After March’s meeting of the planning committee — where the application to build a new supermarket, two shops and a car park was thrown out — the developers gave notice to the council that they planned to knock down the building, which was accepted.

Now, CW Construction has appealed to the Planning Inspectorate for it to reconsider the council’s decision to reject the original application.

Residents have complained that the supermarket plan did not include enough parking spaces and, if built, would loom large over nearby homes.

Bromley Cross councillor Norman Critchley, who sits on the planning committee, said he was satisfied that the demolition of the building would be carried out properly.

He said: “I know that our building control at the council has produced a huge document on conditions, and I’m very satisfied that the developers have gone through the right procedure. It’s in excellent hands.

“The comments I made at the planning meeting still stand. I didn’t believe and I still don’t believe the scheme was acceptable in conditions for that house in Lords Stile Lane.

“The parking is very bad in that area.

“There needed to be fully adequate parking, there already is not enough at the Co-operative shop.”

A council spokesman said: “The demolition of this building does not require planning permission.

“Prior notification of this action has been submitted, and the only matters that the council’s planning department can consider are the means of demolition and site restoration, which are both acceptable in this case.”

The demolition is expected to take three weeks.

CW Construction was not available for comment.

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6:16pm Fri 2 May 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Replacing a decent looking building with prefab tat - well done Bolton planning. You guys rock!
Replacing a decent looking building with prefab tat - well done Bolton planning. You guys rock! Beyond News Forum
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10:33pm Fri 2 May 14

will21 says...

Seems to be another case of little by little to get your own way. Can't get planning permission so create more of an eyesore. BTW where's the safety equipment and scaffolding for the demolition workers?
Seems to be another case of little by little to get your own way. Can't get planning permission so create more of an eyesore. BTW where's the safety equipment and scaffolding for the demolition workers? will21
  • Score: 5

8:33am Sat 3 May 14

p.rhanna says...

Great News......A Brand New Supermarket at last in a Decent area.....That place has been an eyesore for too long.....Some people moan because they have a lack of a life.
These people will eventually shop here anyway.....I usually find that empty vessels make the most noise !!
Great News......A Brand New Supermarket at last in a Decent area.....That place has been an eyesore for too long.....Some people moan because they have a lack of a life. These people will eventually shop here anyway.....I usually find that empty vessels make the most noise !! p.rhanna
  • Score: 1

12:15pm Mon 5 May 14

Boltongirl18 says...

Noticed the demolition had started last week, now they're hard at work on Bank Holiday Monday!
Noticed the demolition had started last week, now they're hard at work on Bank Holiday Monday! Boltongirl18
  • Score: 1

4:45pm Mon 5 May 14

Jim271 says...

Count yourselves lucky its not another MOSQUE
Count yourselves lucky its not another MOSQUE Jim271
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1:35pm Tue 6 May 14

HellBunny says...

will21 wrote:
Seems to be another case of little by little to get your own way. Can't get planning permission so create more of an eyesore. BTW where's the safety equipment and scaffolding for the demolition workers?
Read the method statements on BMC, they list all the safety equipment that will be used. So far no signs up warning the public that it is a demolition site, no scaffolding up to access the roof, a **** ladder was used. The workmen that were up on the roof had no harness's on, oh sorry one of them did but he wasn't hooked up to anything.
[quote][p][bold]will21[/bold] wrote: Seems to be another case of little by little to get your own way. Can't get planning permission so create more of an eyesore. BTW where's the safety equipment and scaffolding for the demolition workers?[/p][/quote]Read the method statements on BMC, they list all the safety equipment that will be used. So far no signs up warning the public that it is a demolition site, no scaffolding up to access the roof, a **** ladder was used. The workmen that were up on the roof had no harness's on, oh sorry one of them did but he wasn't hooked up to anything. HellBunny
  • Score: 1

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