Thumbs Up For Thurston House

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PAUL STAINTON: It’s been five years. It’s taken three planning applications. There’s been a year’s building work. People will soon though be living in a Victorian manor house in Peterborough. Plans to knock down Thurston House first went to the Council in 2007, but the developer Accent Nene was told it must be saved. On the line now is Margaret Randall. She lives near Thurston House, and was at first worried of course by the decision to turn it into affordable housing. Margaret, good morning.
MARGARET RANDALL: Hello there. Hello.
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Peterborough News 25th November 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Thursday 25th November 2010.

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The saga of the Cathedral Square renovations: the project is now a year behind schedule. A Council spokesman predicts that the site will be usable by the second week in January, but a Yaxley caller with a lifetime’s experience in the construction industry reports that large parts of the paving present trip hazards and water drainage issues, and will need to be dug up and re-laid, which could take many months.
A new plan has been agreed for the Thurston House site in Lincoln Road. Accent Nene wanted to demolish the historic property, but following a public campaign the new plan will include less houses, and a four flat conversion for the house itself, retaining the facade and a view of the property from Lincoln Road.
A Cowgate hairdresser is concerned that his trade will suffer when the city hosts a political demonstration on a Saturday in December. Council say they have plans to mitigate this, and to make that following Sunday a more attractive day for visitors to shop.
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Peterborough News 1st October 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 07:00 to 09:00 on Friday 1st October 2010.

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Accent Nene have submitted revised plans for the Thurston House site on Lincoln Road which retain the facade of the old building and the view from Lincoln Road. Council originally approved demolition, but a campaign by Stewart Jackson MP, Cllr. John Peach and the Civic Society has saved the building from demolition.
The GP Consortia scheme launched in Cambridgeshire gives control of budgets to groups of GPs who will effectively choose services from competing providers. Some within the BMA and elsewhere view it as a step towards privatisation of the NHS.
The recordings from an inquest into the death of a local man treated by a locum GP and which are required by the family for further legal proceedings have been inexplicably lost.
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Marco Cereste on Thurston House

Thurston House is an historic manor house, standing in its own grounds and located within a stone’s throw of Peterborough city centre, which has been allowed to fall into disrepair. The owners of the property, Accent Nene, would like to clear the site for social housing, but last night Peterborough City Council voted narrowly to reject that application. Leader of Peterborough City Council Marco Cereste tells the BBC’s Paul Stainton why he voted to see the building demolished.

Thurston House is an historic manor house, standing in its own grounds and located within a stone’s throw of Peterborough city centre, which has been allowed to fall into disrepair. The owners of the property, Accent Nene, would like to clear the site for social housing, but last night Peterborough City Council voted narrowly to reject that application. Leader of Peterborough City Council Marco Cereste tells the BBC’s Paul Stainton why he voted to see the building demolished. Broadcast at 08:10 on Thursday 15th July 2010 in the Peterborough Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
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John Peach on Thurston House

As Council prepares to reconsider their decision to allow Accent Nene to demolish the historic Thurston House on Lincoln Road to make way for affordable housing Councillor John Peach recalls the historic significance of Thurston House and makes some practical suggestions for the best way forward. Broadcast at 07:22 on Tuesday 13th July 2010 in the Paul Stainton Peterborough Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Peterborough.

As Council prepares to reconsider their decision to allow Accent Nene to demolish the historic Thurston House on Lincoln Road to make way for affordable housing Councillor John Peach recalls the historic significance of Thurston House and makes some practical suggestions for the best way forward. Broadcast at 07:22 on Tuesday 13th July 2010 in the Paul Stainton Peterborough Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Peterborough.
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Peterborough News 13th July 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 07:00 to 09:00 on Tuesday 13th July 2010. News travel weather and interviews.

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 07:00 to 09:00 on Tuesday 13th July 2010. News travel weather and interviews.

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Following a critical report by the Care Quality Commission Peterborough NHS has set about recruiting permanent midwives to replace temporary and agency staff.
The decision to approve plans by Accent Nene to demolish the historic Thurston House in Lincoln Road to make way for affordable housing has been called in to Full Council for tomorrow night Wednesday 14th June 2010.
Concerns are expressed over the practical aspects of Government plans to devolve responsibilities from Primary Care Trusts and Strategic Health Authorities down to GPs. The fate of NHS Peterborough’s £13 million deficit is unknown.
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Another Historic Property Under Threat in Peterborough

Accent Nene would like to demolish an historic property yards from Peterborough city centre and replace it with social housing. Stewart Jackson MP puts the case against the development to the BBC’s Paul Stainton, broadcast at 07:22 on Thursday 8th July 2010 in the Peterborough Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Accent Nene would like to demolish an historic property yards from Peterborough city centre and replace it with social housing. Stewart Jackson MP puts the case against the development to the BBC’s Paul Stainton, broadcast at 07:22 on Thursday 8th July 2010 in the Peterborough Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
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Peterborough News 8th July 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 07:00 to 09:00 on Thursday 8th July 2010. News travel weather and interviews.

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 07:00 to 09:00 on Thursday 8th July 2010. News travel weather and interviews.

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Stewart Jackson MP is unhappy that Council and Accent Nene have agreed to demolish Thurston House on Lincoln Road and replace it with social housing, and is taking all steps to have the decision reversed.
Proposed fundamental changes to the current system for electing councillors are strongly opposed by both the LibDem and the Independent groups.
A woman from Peterborough Angela Cavill-Burch who went on hunger strike to get better medical help for her husband from NHS Peterborough has won her battle.
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