Homes developer appeals over refusal for demolition of pub
A DEVELOPER whose plans for demolishing a pub in Kingswood were thrown out by the local council has appealed against the decision.
Last month, South Gloucestershire Council's Development Control (East) committee refused permission for an application to demolish the Highwayman pub, pictured, on Hill Street and replace it with nine flats, two houses and a small shop.
A total of 11 councillors on the 12-member committee voted to refuse planning permission saying that the eastern end and undercroft of the proposed building would have an overbearing and unreasonable impact on the neighbouring property.
The committee had visited the pub two weeks beforehand after local councillors for the area invited them to view the site before making a decision.
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Now, however, the developer has appealed against the council's refusal and an inspector appointed by the Secretary of State will make the final decision.
Local councillors Gareth Manson, Andy Perkins and Pat Rooney (Labour, Woodstock) said that they were not surprised by the appeal.
They said: "One of the options open to any developer who is refused permission is to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate in Bristol so this is not unexpected. Anyone who has commented on the original application should be informed by the council as to what happens next."