A planning application seeking permission to build four three-storey dwellings near a former Brigg town centre pub has been refused by North Lincolnshire Council.
Approval was sought for the development on land close to the former Nelthorpe Arms pub, on Bridge Street, which shut for good last May and has since been turned over to purely residential use. The rejected scheme also proposed the removal of trees.
Setting out its reasons for refusing to grant permission, the council said the proposal would:
- Have a negative impact upon the setting of adjacent listed buildings
- Represent an incongruous feature that would challenge the existing historic environment
- Impinge upon the character and appearance of the Brigg Conservation Area.
- Result in the unjustified removal of trees of high amenity value.
The Town Council said: "The vegetation has become important to birds and wildlife, and the tree has become an integral part of the street scene and should not be removed. The proposed buildings would not be in keeping with the surrounding area."
After making known its decision to refuse planning permission, North Lincolnshire Council gave notice that an application for listed building consent relating to this development had been withdrawn.
Anyone refused planning approval by a local authority has the right to lodge an appeal, if they wish to do so.
PICTURED: The Nelthorpe Arms pub in Brigg as it looked in April 2018 - just prior to closure. Vantage point for the picture was the County Bridge.