Homes plan for former Yate pub site to go to appeal

AN outline scheme to build up to ten houses on the site of a former Yate pub will be determined by a planning inspector.

The controversial knocking down of the Railway Hotel in Station Road went ahead despite protests from local people and the collecting of a petition.

Objectors said the pub was a locally listed building and a landmark in the town for nearly 200 years.

But permission was given for the demolition, which took place ahead of the submission of the outline proposal to build homes on the cleared site.

With no decision taken on the housing application by South Gloucestershire Council, the applicant - the Railway Building Company - has now appealed and asked that a planning inspector should decide whether the scheme should be allowed.

Those who had tried to save the pub had unsuccessfully suggested preserving at least the facade of the building in order to preserve the character of that part of Yate.