New proposal to convert Banbury pub into housing

The Duke of Wellington pub in Warwick Road is subject to an application to convert it into housing. NNL-150929-125214001
The Duke of Wellington pub in Warwick Road is subject to an application to convert it into housing. NNL-150929-125214001

A revised application to convert the Duke of Wellington pub into residential accommodation has been submitted to Cherwell District Council.

An initial proposal to demolish the building on Warwick Road in favour of eight apartments was met by opposition from nearby residents and subsequently withdrawn.

A new application was sent to the council last month and now seeks to convert the pub into three houses and also build two more houses on the land.

The pub itself has not been trading since the start of the year and work to clear out the garden and inside of the building has already begun, with fences put up at the front of the building for health and safety reasons.

A statement from the applicant Szynkarewicz & Halligan on the planning application said: “The application seeks conversion of the existing public house and dwelling over into three houses and the construction of two new houses on the land to the rear – all houses are of a two-bedroom design.

“A ground and first floor plan, along with a site layout, have been produced and one can see that it is possible to convert the property and construct the new houses without causing any loss of amenity to the surrounding properties.

“The site plan shows that at least six car parking spaces could be provided which would provide one space per dwelling with an additional space for a visitor.”

It is believed that the application could be put before Cherwell’s planning committee by early November. To view the application visit ww.publicaccess.cherwell.gov.uk/online-applications/ and search 15/01556/F.

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