December 2021

‘Absolute disgrace’: The four eyesore buildings that have lay empty in Middlesbrough for years

'We are not sat on our hands' - a developer has hit back after councillor's criticism A developer behind work to regenerate Middlesbrough's tallest building has hit back after a councillor said it was a disgrace that four sites in the town centre had remained empty for so long.Centre North East, Gurney House, Church House and the former Crown pub were all mentioned at an Economic Development,...

Mile House Pub

Developer wins fight to open Starbucks drive-thru at Mile House pub, Stockton

A DEVELOPER has won a long-running battle to open a Starbucks at a boarded-up pub after an appeal was upheld. Plans to open a drive-thru and shop at the old Mile House pub in Durham Road had previously been rejected by Stockton Borough Council. The Planning Inspectorate has now upheld an appeal and awarding the developer full costs. The battle has been rumbling on for four years. Applicant Cliff Court...

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