Bernard Hall, Cuddington
St Mary's Centre
Bernard Hall, Cuddington
HStM CE School
By Nick Lock - 1st May 2013 6:40pm
Development of the Red Lion — Appeal Allowed
The plans to turn the Red Lion Public House into a residential property and to build two new houses in the rear car park have been approved on appeal. In his deliberations the Inspector regarded the following as the main issues to be considered:
1. The effect of the development on the character and appearance of the Haddenham Conservation Area
2. The effect of the development on the living conditions of adjoining residential occupiers with particular regard to outlook, privacy and access
3. The effect of the development on the provision of community facilities in the area
In his comments the Inspector said that the impact of the construction was limited on the conservation area and the demolition of the outbuildings " are not of great significance" and "is of limited historic interest"
He assessed the impact of the build on adjoining properties as "no unreasonable harm would occur". Regarding the need for this community facility his comment was "Clearly 'need' is a particular test separate from 'demand' and with alternatives close at hand and little evidence put forward of harm resulting from closure".
In his conclusions he commented that "The removal of the outbuilding would cause little harm to the character and appearance of the conservation area" he also said that by use of conditions on the construction would " safeguard the wellbeing of the heritage asset of the witchert walls". He regarded the development as providing additional housing in a sustainable location.
Finally, the in his view the evidence is that there would be no adverse effects through the loss of the public house that are not outweighed by the benefits. The full report can be found on the AVDC Planning Portal
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Haddenham St Mary's School pupils had a fun time on Friday 16th November — not only dressing up for 'Children in Need' but also learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Invited guest for the day was Kalpesh Zalavadiya, who coached the children in the art of Bollywood dancing!DiwaliDiwali is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. It is a...
On Tuesday 20th November our local PCSOs will be in Haddenham Community Library to discuss the various scams that are currently cropping up in our part of Buckinghamshire — including Haddenham. If you have been affected or would like helpful advice on how to deal with these scams, then please call in. Refreshments will be available. The session will start at...
As always in the run-up to Christmas, the Haddenham Mummers will be out-and-about performing their traditional folk play at a number of local locations and venues, raising money for good causes.Here's their schedule for 2018:Saturday 8th December — WinterfestFriday 14th December — Tour of the local villages:Motts Travel are generously supplying a minibus, so the Mummers can offer...