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The Great Eastern in 1912.

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The pub is to feature in this weeks wirral globe. I was e-mailed for info from the journalist.

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Fabulous photos ..what a sad ending to a beautiful building....didn't realise it had gone.

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what a waste! and they still haven't built on it! they've left it to over grow with weeds, it's a right mess!! should of left it alone, i'm sure they could of done 'SOMETHING' with it!

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They knocked it down because they thought they were just about to get a ban from knocking it down, increased the value of the land enormously.


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did the guy in the hi viz & jeans do anything but scratch his arse?

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If it had anything to do with the Council it would have caught fire first.


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i drove past a few weeks ago on my way to the water front, i was very put out to see a local land mark has vanished, how did they get planning to knock such a place down ?!!.

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i drove past a few weeks ago on my way to the water front, i was very put out to see a local land mark has vanished, how did they get planning to knock such a place down ?!!.


Unfortunately, the developer who bought it did not need planning permission to knock it down. As long as the building you own is not listed (and the Great Eastern wasn't - I tried to get it so!) you can knock it down whenever you like. YOU could demolish your own unlisted home tomorrow if you decided to do so. What you need planning permission for is what you build in its place. A totally mad system, if you ask me, but that is the way it works, unfortunately.

The developer knocked the pub down because he knew NFRAG were campaigning to keep it. Its a long story, covered elsewhere in threads on this site if you look.

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Not quite - you need to give the council a "notice of demolition" at least 6 weeks in advance.

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it was a lovely pub a real friendly atmosphere my wife and I had our wedding reception in there in 2001


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Anyone knwhat is happening to the land

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