Sunday, 12 June 2016

Red Lion

The original planning application to turn the Red Lion into a house plus eight flats was refused planning permission and the developer’s appeal against refusal was dismissed. However, dismissal was only on the grounds that no affordable housing was being provided. The planning inspector did not accept the Council’s other reasons for refusal (detrimental effect on neighbouring properties and lack of parking spaces).

The application to turn the pub into a house and build seven flats was approved at last week’s planning committee, provided the applicant signs an agreement to provide at least £50,000 towards off-site affordable housing. This sum to be increased if the sale proceeds from the house and flats exceeds the amount estimated in the applicant’s viability study.

In the meantime, the applicant has submitted another application to convert the pub into a house and build eight flats. This is application number 16/00853/FULD.

The Red Lion has been registered as an “Asset of Community Value” and the “Save the Red Lion” group has until 12th August to make an offer for the pub.

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