Plans for New Londis and Pub Agreed
The planning application was agreed by MBC on 25th November but with a lot of the safeguards that the Parish Council had asked for such as rear servicing, protection against loss of parking spaces and provision of designated outside area at rear for smokers etc. However the design is still 'art deco', although the extent of the 'green' sedum roof may be increased. Pavement improvements to the front of the shop will also be looked into.
A planning application has been submitted for the redevelopment of the Londis/Bird in Hand site to provide a new pub, larger Londis store and 10 flats, with parking for the flats and for customers.
The Parish Council supports the application in principle as being in the best interests of longer term viability but has concerns to ensure rear servicing, car parking and some aspects of the design.
It is understood the application will be considered by MBC Planning Committee on 25th November