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Queen's Head pub in Pinhoe Road, Exeter saved from demolition

By mike_byrne  |  Posted: February 19, 2013

Campaigners have won their battle to save the Queen's Head in Pinhoe Road

Campaigners have won their battle to save the Queen's Head in Pinhoe Road

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Plans to demolish Exeter’s Queen’s Head pub in Pinhoe Road, next to Polsloe Bridge, have been thrown out by city planners.

More than 1,000 people had registered their objections to plans to bulldoze the pub and turn it into a supermarket.

Their efforts won them the argument - and praise for the way they had rallied round to keep the demolition men at bay.

They packed the council committee room and burst into applause when, after a lengthy debate, councillors decided unanimously to reject an application from frozen food giants Farm Foods that would have seen the pub, built in 1931, flattened and a supermarket built on the site.

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  • APExeter  |  February 19 2013, 1:33PM

    Brilliant news, a great decision for the council and finally some long term view decision making. Anything that discourages speculative purchases for change of use and demolition is a coup for the locals that surround such buildings

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