submitted to replace West Huntspill pub with eight new homes
owners of a long-running West Huntspill pub have unveiled new plans
to replace the property with eight homes in its place.
Country Inns has submitted a planning application for outline consent
to replace The Pimpernel in Main Road, West Huntspill, near Highbridge.
application is for a residential development with the formation
of an access onto Main Road. The layout shows eight dwellings with
parking spaces," says the developer.
planning consent was previously granted for the redevelopment of
The Pimpernel in October 2006, but that application has time-expired
because work did not begin within two years of the approval.
Country Inns has subsequently acquired the property and wishes to
reinstate planning consent for a similar development," adds
the firm. It
adds that the number, size and arrangement of homes is subject to
Pimpernel remains open for business.
loss of the Pimpernel would be a further blow to the local pub trade,
coming just three years after West
Huntspill's Royal Artillery pub was demolished to make way for new
local resident said this week he would be objecting, adding: "Many
of us don't want to see important community facilities like this
being lost. Pubs are a vital part of villages that bring people
together and, once lost, are gone forever."
District Council's planning department is inviting comments on the
application - reference number 52/17/00006 - before the deadline
of April 7th, 2017.