Sunday, March 25, 2007

End for the Tin Hut?

There aren't many non-residential buildings in Haughton West, but one looks like it's nearing the end of its days.

Springfield Mission Hall on the corner of Thompson Street East and Hercules Street is the subject of a planning application submitted by the Salvation Army. I used to get into trouble when I called it the "tin hut", but the green corrugated landmark may be about to make way for a contemporary replacement.

I'll blog on the details when I've had a chance to view the plans - they can be viewed at the Town Hall under reference 07/0202/FUL.


miketually said...

A two story worship/community centre was mentioned in a Mike Amos At Your Service piece a few weeks ago. It'll be a shame to see the tin hut go, but that sounds like a great resource for the community.

Darlington Councillor said...

Absolutely. Clearly there will have to be some negotiation with the Sally Army if the plans are approved, but we are desperately short of community facilities in Springfield, and this could help to plug the gap.

Andy Scott, who sits on the management committee, has been involved in discussions - at the moment this includes how to help the well-used mother and toddler group carry on once the building has been demolished. I'll blog on this as events develop.