From: on behalf of DC Secretaries
Planning application 09/01557/F
we would like to comment on the recent application for change of use
of the Bishop Blaize Pub to a private dwelling.
We live at Carriers Cottage, Burdrop, OX15 5RQ; we are the 2nd house from
the pub and therefore directly affected by what goes on there.
We support the application for change of use as we do not
feel that the villages can give enough custom to two pubs; also, the road access
and parking facilities were never adequate at the Bishop Blaize, and sunny
weekends and bank holidays always resulted in parking on the green and blocked
access to homes and garages.
We would far rather see another family home and the possibility of more
children for the local primary school and custom for our local Post Office and
We realise that you will have been inundated with letters from the 'Bishop
Blaize Support Group' - unfortunately most of these people live nowhere near the
pub, never used it when it was open, and wouldn't if it were to re-open as they
live closer to the Wykham Arms, a far more appealing pub. The whole issue has
become very emotional and ugly and reflects very badly on our community, and we
feel it is time to move on and put the needs of that community above personal
notions of outrage at Mr Noquet's behaviour and misplaced nostalgia.
Alison and John Smith