Sunday, April 07, 2019


Plans have been announced to build 4 new houses in the beer garden of the former Nelthorpe Arms pub in Brigg town centre - picture taken April 2019

Plans to build four new houses within the beer garden of the former Nelthorpe Arms pub in Brigg town centre
have been announced.
The hostelry closed in May 2018, with the grade two listed building within the Conservation Area subsequently being converted to purely residential use.
The newly-lodged application - now being considered by North Lincolnshire Council - seeks permission to erect a block of four three-storey dwellings, including removal of trees and associated work.
A warehouse occupied the site until the early 1980s when it was demolished, planners have been told.
A detailed statement submitted with the application says the proposed building is designed to be similar in position, orientation and size to the original one.
It will have a clay pantile roof, with gable, facing Bridge Street, and the walls will be finished in an off-white/ light cream render – both materials being found on listed buildings in this part of town.
"No original features on the adjacent listed Nelthorpe Arms will be affected or lost as a result of the proposed building," the report says.
The proposed dwellings will have two or three bedrooms on the second floor and will offer residents "viewing out over the river." Four new car parking spaces will be provided.
Mine hosts at the Nelthorpe Arms from the 1960s until the early 2000s were Myles and Mary Scanlon, with locals often calling the pub Scanlon's because the couple were so well-known.
A tree was planted in the beer garden, which pub regulars knew as Mary's Tree.
The application says there are three trees "in the vicinity of the proposed building" which have been assessed in a tree report "and it is identified that the trees should be removed."
It adds that in order to mitigate the trees' removal, the applicant "has offered to replant new trees at a separate location as part of the Council's wider tree planting programme, to be agreed with the Local Authority Tree Officer."
The former beer garden is close to the County Bridge and the Old River Ancholme.

The proposed site for new homes in Brigg town centre - the beer garden of the former Nelthorpe Arms pub - picture taken April 2019