Planning staff at North Lincolnshire Council are recommending that permission is granted to allow the historic grade two listed Nelthorpe Arms pub in Brigg town centre, pictured above, to be converted into three dwellings.
Applications for 'change of use' permission and listed building consent will be considered by North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee when it meets at Scunthorpe Civic Centre, off Ashby Road, on Wednesday, August 1, starting at 2pm.
Councillors sitting on the committee are not bound to go along with staff recommendations.
However, a report prepared by planning staff ahead of the meeting supports the proposed change of use from pub to housing proposed by Harriton Beracha Ltd.
The committee has been told there is significant public interest in this application within the Brigg Conservation Area.
A "significant number of objections" have been received, many feeling the town should not be losing another pub.
The council staff report says the issues "relevant to the determination" are:
- The principle of the discontinuation of the public house
- Flooding implications
- Impacts upon the historic environment
- Impacts upon amenity
Therefore, it is considered that the applicant has demonstrated that there is no longer a need for the Nelthorpe Arms in any form of community use "whilst there is an acceptable level of alternative," the report says, in reference to Brigg having nine other town centre hostelries.
The conservation officer has been consulted about the application and considers there is "some harm to the significance of the listed building by the loss of its use as an historic community building."
However, this officer also states that should the continued use of the Nelthorpe Arms as a public house not be considered viable, then the new use for residential conversion "has been well designed to respect the historic fabric of the building and its architectural features and the proposed alterations can be justified to achieve the long-term sustainability of the listed building."
Interested members of the public can attend Wednesday's meeting.
Other applications of local interest coming before the planning committee on August 1 include:
SCAWBY: Application for variation of condition of previous planning permission to Monday to Friday 7.30am to 7pm, and Saturday 7.30am to 1pm. Construction hours for erecting the new Lincolnshire Co-operative store, land adjacent to 47 West Street. Scawby Parish Council objects, saying 7.30am is too early to commence work on the site and suggests that to do so would result in noise and disturbance to neighbouring residential properties at an unsuitable time.
REDBOURNE: Outline application for residential development on Carr Lane (recent site visit made by members of the committee).
ELSHAM/BONBY: Planning application to vary condition of previous permission to alter the route of a proposed pipeline along Bonby Lane.
HIBALDSTOW: Planning application to vary a condition of previous permission to increase the processing tonnage from 35,000 tonnes to no more than 48,000 tonnes per annum of non-waste plant material, Biomass Facility, Hibaldstow Airfield, Redbourne Road.
KIRMINGTON: Outline application for a residential development of seven dwellings (with all matters reserved for subsequent approval) on land to the rear of Kirmington Primary School, Main Street.
BARNETBY: Planning application to change the use of a grain store to mixed use comprising light industry (B1), general industry (B2), and storage and distribution (B8), Warehouse, Marsh Lane.
STURTON: Outline application to erect five detached dwellings (including demolition of existing nursery building) with all matters reserved for subsequent approval, Sturton Nurseries, Main Street.
BONBY: Application to erect extensions and undertake alterations to create a dormer bungalow together with the erection of a detached garage and workshop with accommodation above and a detached shed, Tree Tops, 26 Church Lane.