New plans to re-build the fire-hit Rosewood pub in Burnham-On-Sea have been formally unveiled this week by nationwide pub chain Greene King.

The firm has formally submitted a planning application covering the pub’s rebuild following a devastating fire in June, as reported here, when fire crews from across Somerset tackled a huge blaze at the building in Love Lane.

Now, plans have been unveiled to cover the “rebuilding and repairs, to include a new roof, new kitchen ventilation/extraction system in the roof space, retention of freezer/refrigeration pod, a replacement smoking shelter, plus installation of timber cladding and other works.”

The plans, pictured above, show the new building will have almost identical frontage to the building before the fire.

Bruce Risk from Walsingham Planning says in the application: “The proposal is to reconstruct the public house, with minor changes to the external appearance of the building and the profile of the roof at the rear. Both changes comprise minor alterations to the building and result in an improvement to its appearance. By amending the profile of the roof at the rear it is possible to increase the floor area of the building by circa 8 q m which enables customer toilets to be provided at first floor level and the manager’s living accommodation to be made slightly larger.”

“The need to rebuild the premises has provided an opportunity to replace the existing kitchen ventilation / extraction equipment. In terms of the smoking shelter and jumbrella, the works comprise like for like replacement of what was there before the fire.”

A Greene King spokesman told “We have been working hard to assess the damage to the Rosewood pub since the fire earlier this year and we are pleased to now be in a position to submit a planning application to rebuild the pub.”

“Whilst it is too early to give an exact date for reopening, we are hoping work will be complete in Spring 2020 and we look forward to welcoming back the local community to the pub soon.”

The planning application is reference numbver 11/19/00101 and comments are welcomed by Sedgemoor District Council’s planning team until 29th November 2019.
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