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18/1974/S73 - The Jenny Wren, 80 Campkin Road

Decision Maker: Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee received an application for Section 73 application.


The application sought approval for to vary condition 2 of permission 17/0927/FUL (New building comprising of a Public House at ground floor with nine residential units on the upper floors(two 1xbed units & seven studio units) along with car and cycle parking and associated landscaping following the demolition of the existing buildings) as follows:- 1) omission of the basement; relocation of bin and bike store to external structure and relocation of cellar from basement to former bin/bike store and2) increase in building height by 300mm.


Councillor Price (King's Hedges Ward Councillor) addressed the Committee about the application:

  i.  The application was considered/approved under the previous Local Plan.

  ii.  If the application came before committee now it would not meet Local Plan standards.

  iii.  There was no reference to Policy 76 in the Officer’s report, specifically ‘cellerage’. Requested Policy 76 be applied to protect the pub.

  iv.  Residents were concerned that the pub was incrementally being changed into housing. They were concerned over the loss of pubs in the city.

  v.  Requested the application be deferred.

  vi.  If the application were approved, a condition would be needed to require the pub to be open before residences were occupied.


The Committee:


Resolved (by 4 votes to 0) to grant the application for planning permission in accordance with the officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the officer report, and subject to the conditions recommended by the officers.

Report author: Patricia Coyle

Publication date: 31/05/2019

Date of decision: 03/04/2019

Decided at meeting: 03/04/2019 - Planning

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