Thursday, 7 June, 2018
Plans to convert a former pub into three homes and a micropub have been approved on appeal.
The Fat Goose pub in Tendring village has been disused since 2016, and Fat Goose Property Developments Ltd applied to Tendring District Council (TDC) to build two four-bedroom detached properties and a micropub with first floor flat on the site.
TDC refused the proposals for the Heath Road development due to concerns over the rural location of the site, the effect on the appearance of the surrounding area, and issues with parking and amenity space.
A planning inspector has, on appeal, overturned the council’s decision and granted permission for the development.
He ruled that on balance the application was acceptable as it was bringing a former building back into use, and also providing a service to the village in the form of a pub, albeit on a smaller scale than before.