From: on behalf of DC Secretaries
Subject: FW: planning application 09/01557/f

From: Nicola Priestman [
Sent: 30 November 2009 19:11
To: Planning
Subject: Re: planning application 09/01557/f

FAO Andrew Lewis (Case Officer)
Re: Planning application no. 09/01557/F The former Bishop Blaize public house, Burdrop, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5RQ
Dear Mr Lewis
We write to object in the strongest manner to this new application to change the use of the former Bishop Blaize public house to a private dwelling.
We are the third property away from this establishment and were delighted when we arrived in the village to have such a community facility so close by. We used the pub on a number of occasions - the first visit being the only one when any meaningful hospitality was shown. On each following visit it was apparent that the owners had no intention of trying to run this as a business with an indifferent approach from behind the bar and a may or may not serve food attitude from the kitchen!
It was obvious that the plan was to try to turn this pub into a private house from the start. We implore the planning committee to refuse this application and allow this much wanted and needed facilty back into our community. We do have another pub in the village but the two were completely different establishments in the clientele they attract. We understand the pub was a lively and sucessful business prior to the current owners occupancy and when there was a recent chance of it being auctioned there was much interest as running it as such again.
We would also like to mention that on the documents relating to this application we are listed as notifiable neighbours but we have not been advised by CDC of this recent application we have only heard through our stalwart neighbour who runs the Bishop Blaize Support Group.
Yours sincerely
Mr and Mrs J. G. Priestman
The Red House, Burdrop, Banbury, Oxon OX15 5RQ