Hexham residents have noted with alarm the former baths at Gilesgate being scaffolded, stripped of its roof and masonry being taken down.
The 13/02289(ful) application for the site cannot be implemented without diversion of the designated footpath that runs through the site. The scheme retained the ornate wool warehouse facade on the Gilesgate elevation. Owners Hexham Hotels Ltd have yet to submit a revised application to either build around the existing footpath, or to apply for an order to divert the path.
If the building back and sides are demolished, there is grave concern that the supposedly ‘retained facade’ on Gilesgate will be liable to collapse.