Land used for grazing animals next to a countryside pub is due to be sold off for housing.Advertisement
Thwaites brewery has tabled plans for six family homes to be built on land next to the Smith’s Arms in Lea.
The pub, on the corner of Darkinson Lane and Lea Lane, is bordered by exercise fields for horses.
An outline planning application has been submitted by the brewery to gain permission before developers move on site.
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Two three-bedroom homes and four four-bedroom homes would be built in the small development.
A small access road would be created off Lea Lane to access the new homes, which would border the car park for the Smith’s Arms and the pub’s play area.
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The full plans are available to view on the city council website, and anyone can comment there.
Or you can comment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference 06/2016/0419 by Saturday 18 June.
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