Homes plan for site of demolished Yate pub held up

June 27 2017

A SCHEME to build up to ten houses on the site of a now demolished Yate pub has been delayed after planners asked for greater detail from developers.

A SCHEME to build up to ten houses on the site of a now demolished Yate pub has been delayed after planners asked for greater detail from developers.

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 an outline proposal to build homes on the cleared site.

The application was made in the name of the Railway Building Company but was in outline form only.

Now South Gloucestershire Council has written to the applicants saying that under a specified regulation, it was not obliged to accept outline applications in the form in which they were submitted and could require further details before determining them.

The letter from senior planning officer Griff Bunce said: “In this case, it is considered that further details regarding layout are required.”

“If I do not receive the required details by July 6, 2017, I will assume that you wish the application to be determined as submitted. Without the requested information, it is likely that I will recommend refusal of this application on the grounds of insufficient information.”

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.

The loss of the premises was described by council conservation officer Rob Nicholson as “regrettable”.