HOUSING: Hope it’s in keeping

I was delighted to read that the former Whisky Bends pub in Whitley Bay is to be developed into houses, (News Guardian, April 4).

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 11 April, 2019, 10:34

It will, I hope, continue the seafront regeneration.

The developer stated that there is a need for luxury, high end development and it will be in keeping with the local area.

I hope that this is the case, unlike the previous developments at the former High Point Hotel and Alletsa Ballroom sites. These remain largely unsold, partly I think because of their appearance.

One looks like a Travel Lodge hotel and the other more like an office block than housing.

Alan Embleton

Whitley Bay