South Tyneside archers miss target with building bid

Archers have missed the target after taking aim on building new disabled eco loos at their base on South Tyneside.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 23 May, 2018, 14:08
South Tyneside Council has rejected the bid.

The East Boldon-based Cleadon Archers club has been told its planning application is not appropriate to its Green Belt location.

Members had wanted to construct two toilets at the site, which sits next to Boldon Cricket Club, in Sunderland Road.

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But it said it constituted an inappropriate development within the Green Belt, which would cause “substantial harm to its openness”.

In a report, the council said: “It is not clear from the submission whether the archery range is used all year round, and it is not clear why two disabled toilets are required and not one.”