188 Application P13E0092 - Northwick Arms Public House PDF 85 KB
The Development Services Manager
recommends that planning permission is granted, subject to the
conditions set out in the plans list.
The Committee considered an application for
the proposed erection of two, two bed detached dwellings at land to
the rear of The Northwick Arms Public House.
The application was referred to Committee at
the request of Councillor Carpenter in light of concerns regarding
the principle of development, inappropriate use of the site and the
loss of the beer garden.
The report set out the background to the
proposal, relevant planning policy and details of the site,
representations and consultations, where applicable.
The relevant issues with regards to this
- Principle of the
- Design and layout of
- Impact on
neighbouring and future residents’ amenities;
- Compatibility of the
proposed development with surrounding land uses;
- Impact on the highway
- Proposed landscaping
and ecology; and
The Committee’s attention was drawn to
section 6 of the Development Services Manager’s report in
particular 6.21 and 6.22 which referred to the impact on the
viability of the Public House.
Following public representations by the
objector and the applicant the Committee debated the issues raised
and the following principal points were made:-
- The objector had
referred to a previous application for the site which was withdrawn
last year. He stated that the loss of
the beer garden would be a loss to the community as it had in the
past been used for a variety of community events. He also felt that an applicant would struggle to
manage the public house without the garden.
- Members asked what
type of community events had taken place and how long had the
public house been closed. The objector
had thought it had been closed for about twelve months but when in
use had been used for children’s activities, bouncy castle,
barbecues and mini beer festivals.
- The applicant
confirmed that the withdrawal of the application last year related
to access issues. He had spent a lot of
money on the building with partial development at the rear of the
public house proposed. It was not his
intention to close the public house, which had now been put on the
market and a lease was about to be drawn up. He stated that those leasing the public house were
not bothered about having a garden.
- Members asked
Officers if in their view would there be sufficient amenity space
for the public house if this proposal went ahead. The Development Services Manager said that looking
at the plans there would be but this was not really for Committee
- Members asked for
clarification on the extension of the footpath in Vine
Street. The Highways representative
confirmed that the footpath to the front of the site would be
widened by two metres which would allow off street car
- It was confirmed that
any landscaping was suitably conditioned.
- The Local Ward Member
referred to the future viability of the public house without a beer
garden. The Development Services
Manager referred to policy CLT19 and the comments of the Planning
Policy Officer as at 6.21 of the report. ...
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