ePetition details

Station Hotel, South Hetton repurposing/ demolition

We the undersigned petition the Council to To ensure a compulsory purchase order is completed or take greater enforcement action to repurpose to demolish the Station Hotel in South Hetton which is currently a dilapidated, dangerous disgrace in the centre of the village.

South Hetton is an East Durham Village with so much to offer. Residents care about the village and want to improve their surroundings - we have a thriving community centre, successful cricket club, flourishing businesses and regeneration is occurring rapidly with new homes being built and aspirational updates and gentrification is being completed to existing homes. The local primary school has recently had a very successful Ofsted inspection and we are looking to the future as a community. Unfortunately, right in the centre, opposite our beautiful Church is a building that shows something very different - the Station Hotel is derelict, dangerous (due to vandalism) and compromises the look and feel of our village. We are asking that the council take much more direct and focused action to ensure this building is either repurposed for the benefit of the community or demolished. The space could be used for another venture in line with the values of the community or safely taken down and made aesthetically pleasing. The Parish Council have been asking for this for many years but no action has been taken - we want this to be made a priority.

This ePetition runs from 30/05/2024 to 01/09/2024.

36 people have signed this ePetition.