Monday, June 04, 2018


A second attempt is being made to obtain the go ahead for new signs at the front and back of an historic Brigg town centre pub.
North Lincolnshire Council was unhappy with the first scheme and recently rejected two applications made by the Old Mill Brewery, Snaith, which owns the grade two listed Lord Nelson, in the Market Place, within the Brigg Conservation Area.
However, amended plans have been submitted and are now being considered by the local authority.
The brewery is  seeking:
  • Listed building consent for the installation of replacement illuminated and non-illuminated signs and repainting of the exterior.
  • Advertisement Consent to install replacement illuminated and non-illuminated signs.
Brigg Town Council, which objected to the initial scheme, will be consulted on the new plans. North Lincolnshire planners will then have the final say.
Ten signs are included in Scheme Two.
In a Heritage Statement submitted to North Lincolnshire Council, the Old Mill Brewery says: "Overall, we feel that we have retained the key features of the building and kept a link to the historic pub name.
"The sympathetic, yet impactful, scheme we have proposed is in keeping with the traditional pub feel, but will also elevate the surrounding street scene with a slightly more contemporary appearance."
The second application includes a new gable board with the following words on a nautical theme, in keeping with the late 19th and early 20th century admiral of the Royal Navy: The Lord Nelson - Grogs, Rations, Bunks from the Old Mill Brewery.
It is also planned to install two new double-sided 'pictorials' featuring a portrait of Sir Horatio, who led Britain to a famous victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.
The hotel offers drinks, meals and accommodation·
Mine hosts are father and son, Richard and Jordy Smith, who took over a few months ago when the long-serving Jim Swanson retired.
Brigg Town Cricket Club is now using the Nelson as its after-match venue.