Queen Edith pub plans firmly rejected

November 12, 2010 11:24 PM

Plans to tear down Cambridge's Queen Edith pub as replace it with new homes has been firmly rejected by councillors.

Members of the Cambridge City Council's South Area Committee voted unanimously last night (Thursday, November 11) to reject the scheme by pub owners, Punch Taverns.

The decision came at a packed meeting where there was standing room only and some of those who attended had been visiting the pub for 30 years or more.

The planning application was rejected for community, economic and transport reasons. The proposed houses were also considered too tall for the streetcorner and out of keeping with the immediate surroundings.

Cambridge City Councillor, Amanda Taylor, who represents Queen Edith's said: "I am delighted this application has been rejected so decisively.

"This pub is a strong part of our community and clearly people feel very strongly that it should be allowed to remain. Councillors have listened to their objections and acted on them."

The proposed houses were also considered too tall for the streetcorner and out of keeping with the immediate surroundings.'

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