Thursday, July 15, 2010

Welcome for “Get Carter” demolition

Gateshead car park Frank Hindle Apr 10 2

A LEADING Liberal Democrat Councillor has given the thumbs up to the news that a date has been set to restart the job of pulling down the infamous “Get Carter” car park in Gateshead.

Low Fell Councillor, Frank Hindle, who is also Deputy Leader of the Opposition on Gateshead Council, welcomed the news that Tesco have submitted a planning application for Trinity Square in Gateshead and that demolition of the eyesore car park in the square is due to start on 26th July.

Frank said “People in Gateshead have waited a long time for this moment. I am glad that Tesco and the Council have now managed to get to this stage, and look forward to seeing the details of the proposed redevelopment.

“Gateshead needs a modern town centre that local people can enjoy, and that will draw in new business. Getting rid of the current part demolished centre and the eyesore of the old car park will be a vital and very welcome step.”

Earlier this year Frank Hindle led an on-line campaign at and a petition calling on Tesco to get a move on with its plans for Trinity Square.

Photo: Councillor Frank Hindle outside the "Get Carter" car park

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