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Why we are vehemently opposed to Black Horse demolition
MOSS Bank residents vehemently oppose the demolition of the Black Horse.
Demolition notices have been posted around the pub by Stepping Stones, who have bought the property, and demolition is due to begin at the end of this month (January 28).
If bats are found in the pub they will cause complications for the developer as they are a protected species.
There could also be protected wildlife sheltering in the dry stone wall of the bowling green.
The present plans for the construction of numerous houses over the car park and bowling green and involving the felling of a glorious sycamore tree have been rejected for the moment.
The historic Black Horse has been neglected over recent years.
The pub, along with the Mission, used to be the heart of the village.
With the first rejection of the plans, which seem to contravene with a number of St Helens’ planning policies, we cannot afford to tbe complacent.
We must keep fighting to minimise the damage to our landscape.
B.D.F Moss Bank