Station works among latest applications

Plans have been submitted to improve access to the disabled toilets at Berwick railway station.

Thursday, 17th January 2019, 8:07 am

LNER has appointed Strzala Architects to draw up plans to automate the disabled WC doors and upgrade the RADAR access control system to comply with the British Standard.

Also at the station, Caterleisure Services has requested advertisement consent for a new sign for the Costa and Travelines Unit positioned on the station front external facade. Berwick Town Council planning committee has made no objection.

The committee has also made no representation on an application, which also requires listed building consent, for the replacement of the existing raised walkway at 20 Quay Walls.

It is proposed to increase the height of the existing wrought iron/steel gateway with new clear toughened glass backing and add low level lighting on the existing steps from the Quay Walls walkway. It is planned to move the existing basement means of escape via 14 Palace Street garden and install a new doorway. The height of the existing parapet wall would also be raised with wrought iron/ steel railings.

Meanwhile, an application for a certificate of lawful development for a change of use from A3 (restaurant) to A3/A5 (restaurant/hot food takeaway) at 6-7 Golden Square has been refused by Northumberland County Council.