From: on behalf of DC Secretaries
Subject: FW: Bishop
Blaize Ref. 09/01557/F
BISHOP BLAIZE Ref 09/01557/F
I wish to register my strong objection to the new planning application for
change of use for the Bishop
Blaize pub to a private dwelling.
There have been two previous attempts by the current owners to obtain
permission for change of use,
reference your planning applications 06/0169/F and 07/00630/F. Both
were turned down, including an
appeal and I wonder what has changed?
There has always been sufficient demand to keep both the Bishop Blaize and
the Wykham Arms in
business for many, many years, they are not in competition as each pub is
geared to cater for
different market segments. The lack of support claimed by the new
owners is the result of a
deliberate strategy to alienate both staff and customers, which led to
regular customers boycotting
It is perfectly obvious to most local people that this application for
change of use, if granted, will be
followed after an interval, by a planning application to develop the site
for residential properties. The
site is large and commands a stunning view.
This application is a cynical attempt at medium term profit gain, with
complete disregard for the local
population and should not I submit be approved.