Landlady fears pub closure if extension plans are rejected

Landlady fears pub closure if extension plans are rejected

Landlady fears pub closure if extension plans are rejected

First published in News

A PUB could be forced to close if it does not get permission to expand.

The Gun pub, in London Road, Pitsea, wants to create a function room whichwould be used for wakes and parties.

The plans come just eight months after a similar scheme was turned down by Basildon Council because it would harm the green belt land.

Landlady Lynn Moheni said she needs the extra income from the function venue to keep her business afloat.

She said: “There are not a lot of pubs left anymore, so this extension is basically to keep me viable.

“I believe we have special circumstances to build on the green belt land.

“We already cater for a lot of funerals because we have a good reputation and families keep coming back to us and also because we are located close to the cemetery and crematorium.

“A lot of work is being done to regenerate Pitsea at the moment, so improving our own facilities will help us to keep up with that.”

Planning officers will decide on the proposals by October.

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6:24pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

Can't they use the restaurant bit that seems to be empty most of the time?

I've never seen anyone in there during the morning or afternoon while walking past.

Isn't the room they use at the moment that leads out onto the back garden sufficient enough?

Looks to me like it copes alright at the moment.
Can't they use the restaurant bit that seems to be empty most of the time? I've never seen anyone in there during the morning or afternoon while walking past. Isn't the room they use at the moment that leads out onto the back garden sufficient enough? Looks to me like it copes alright at the moment. Howard Cháse
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6:26pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

If the Council wanted that bit of greenbelt for housing they would already be digging the foundations......
If the Council wanted that bit of greenbelt for housing they would already be digging the foundations...... Howard Cháse
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9:03pm Thu 21 Aug 14

tac123 says...

Isn't it funny, if the Gun is on Green Belt then so is the A13 that was just widened, as is the nursing home they built a few years back not to mention the great big gantries they built over the A13 which you can see for miles around, oh and the new bridge they built over the A13 for the cemetery! The council needs to get a grip, let them build the extension and build their business, they do a good service for mourners and it could be improved if they are allowed to build the appropriate facilities! Besides I'm sure if it was one of the funny handshake mob the council would have approved this before the plans went in!
Isn't it funny, if the Gun is on Green Belt then so is the A13 that was just widened, as is the nursing home they built a few years back not to mention the great big gantries they built over the A13 which you can see for miles around, oh and the new bridge they built over the A13 for the cemetery! The council needs to get a grip, let them build the extension and build their business, they do a good service for mourners and it could be improved if they are allowed to build the appropriate facilities! Besides I'm sure if it was one of the funny handshake mob the council would have approved this before the plans went in! tac123
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8:46am Fri 22 Aug 14

rayleigh123 says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
If the Council wanted that bit of greenbelt for housing they would already be digging the foundations......
The Green belt card - the giant chocolate teapot.

If you want to do something - no way. If the council wants to do something - no problems.

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[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: If the Council wanted that bit of greenbelt for housing they would already be digging the foundations......[/p][/quote]The Green belt card - the giant chocolate teapot. If you want to do something - no way. If the council wants to do something - no problems. . rayleigh123
  • Score: 3

10:13am Fri 22 Aug 14

cropped hero says...

rayleigh123 wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
If the Council wanted that bit of greenbelt for housing they would already be digging the foundations......
The Green belt card - the giant chocolate teapot.

If you want to do something - no way. If the council wants to do something - no problems.

.
Exactly. Well said.
[quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: If the Council wanted that bit of greenbelt for housing they would already be digging the foundations......[/p][/quote]The Green belt card - the giant chocolate teapot. If you want to do something - no way. If the council wants to do something - no problems. .[/p][/quote]Exactly. Well said. cropped hero
  • Score: 1

1:52pm Fri 22 Aug 14

beverman says...

Priorities people.
You can't build a house for a family to live in because it is on greenbelt, however, you want to build an extension on a pub and that's supposed to be ok?
Not going to happen!!!
Priorities people. You can't build a house for a family to live in because it is on greenbelt, however, you want to build an extension on a pub and that's supposed to be ok? Not going to happen!!! beverman
  • Score: 3

6:21pm Fri 22 Aug 14

cropped hero says...

beverman wrote:
Priorities people.
You can't build a house for a family to live in because it is on greenbelt, however, you want to build an extension on a pub and that's supposed to be ok?
Not going to happen!!!
Remember Dry Street - a great piece of Green Belt land that will soon be covered in houses. Criminal behaviour by the then conservative borough.
[quote][p][bold]beverman[/bold] wrote: Priorities people. You can't build a house for a family to live in because it is on greenbelt, however, you want to build an extension on a pub and that's supposed to be ok? Not going to happen!!![/p][/quote]Remember Dry Street - a great piece of Green Belt land that will soon be covered in houses. Criminal behaviour by the then conservative borough. cropped hero
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