Food stores set sights on popular Woodman pub

Locals at the Woodman Inn want to save it from closure

Locals at the Woodman Inn want to save it from closure

First published in News by , Reporter

Councillors are set to give the green light on plans to turn a popular pub into flats and a convenience store.

The Woodman Inn, in Colchester Road, Halstead, could be converted into a Co-op store if councillors follow recommendations to grant planning permission for an extension, a satellite dish and a cashpoint on Tuesday.

Plans also include converting the first floor living accommodation into two flats with a side extension to create a new access point and to install refrigeration equipment in the yard.

Six people could lose their jobs if the pub, which is owned by Punch Taverns, is sold for redevelopment.

A council agenda for the planning committee stated: “It is apparent from the submissions of the applicant that the intention is to introduce a convenience store use to the existing building."

See this week's Halstead Gazette for the full story.

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7:30pm Fri 18 Jul 14

The Present Landlord says...

I must say it`s nice to learn from the Halstead Gazette online, that the green light is set to be given to the proposed planning applications scheduled for The Woodman Public House several days prior to the official planning meeting, being held on Tuesday 22nd July at 7.00pm. This sort of information begs the questions:
1) Why is there going to be a planning meeting if the decision has already been made?
2) How come the Halstead Gazette seem privi to information prior to the proposed meeting?
3) Why have local residents & I (the licensee) been invited to attend this charade?
I must say it`s nice to learn from the Halstead Gazette online, that the green light is set to be given to the proposed planning applications scheduled for The Woodman Public House several days prior to the official planning meeting, being held on Tuesday 22nd July at 7.00pm. This sort of information begs the questions: 1) Why is there going to be a planning meeting if the decision has already been made? 2) How come the Halstead Gazette seem privi to information prior to the proposed meeting? 3) Why have local residents & I (the licensee) been invited to attend this charade? The Present Landlord
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9:49pm Sun 20 Jul 14

helenbach says...

reporting at its best NOT .
accurate reporting please gazette - or you will really will lose the little credibility you have left ....................
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reporting at its best NOT . accurate reporting please gazette - or you will really will lose the little credibility you have left .................... .................... ... helenbach
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