Pub set for demolition

Pub set for demolition

Pub set for demolition

First published in News

A VACANT pub in Bridgwater could be demolished to make way for a block of 14 flats.

The plans are for the Withy Cutter in Frederick Road with a building between two and three storeys planned.

The 1960s pub and its skittles alley would be flattened under the scheme for nine one-bed flats and five two-bed flats.

The developers, Land Promotions Ltd, say the choice of design will ensure it will blend in with existing houses on the street with a green ‘buffer’ next to the pavement and a landscaped area at the front of the building.

The developers say in their design and access statement that: “The development will provide much needed single occupancy and small family accommodation to supplement the two- and three-bedroom family housing provision already present.

“The development will greatly enhance a currently unkempt and unattractive corner site and remove an unsightly derelict building of no architectural and urban design merit.”

The access to the new homes would be from Wyndam Road.

John Stucky, of Bridgwater & District’s Civic Society’s planning sub-committee, said: “It’s sad news. A lot of pubs are disappearing in the town.

“There’s a homes plan for the Pig & Whistle and The Hope Inn is also up for sale. It isn’t a good time for our pubs.”

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9:53pm Sun 24 Aug 14

MR.GOF says...

so sad to see pubs like this being taken down,with a price of 3.15 for a pint its no wonder.more to follow in the same foot steps.
so sad to see pubs like this being taken down,with a price of 3.15 for a pint its no wonder.more to follow in the same foot steps. MR.GOF
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10:28am Mon 25 Aug 14

MARTINI 129 says...

Couple more pubs I could think of need pulling down newmarkets an eyesore and pig and whistle. Pull them down .
Couple more pubs I could think of need pulling down newmarkets an eyesore and pig and whistle. Pull them down . MARTINI 129
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9:34am Wed 27 Aug 14

avfc99 says...

While new homes will be welcome for these derelect pubs, I hope they've considered the car parking requirements in areas where there's already a lot of street parking and the impact on traffic flow.
While new homes will be welcome for these derelect pubs, I hope they've considered the car parking requirements in areas where there's already a lot of street parking and the impact on traffic flow. avfc99
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