Site where former Northampton pub was demolished to be turned into 12 new homes

There will be 10 houses, two bungalows and more than 20 associated parking spaces

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 7:57 am

A plot of land in Northampton which used to be home to a pub will be turned into houses.

Broadmead pub in Broadmead Avenue, Abington closed in 2016 after its parent company sold the venue.

The whole building was later demolished to make way for 12 new homes, including 10 houses and two bungalows.

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The Broadmead pub closed in 2016 and the building was demolished shortly after.

Full planning permission was granted for the development in January 2020, however work is yet to begin as amendments were needed on the plans.

Last week, permission was granted for a change in condition relating to the house types, including changes to windows, porches, chimneys, gables and internal layouts.

The design and access statement from the applicants says: “It is thought that the community would not suffer the loss of the building as a social facility due to a viability being sought to understand the recognition and costs associated with running it, meant it was unviable to run any longer and given that the existing public house has been demolished under permitted development rights, residential development is acceptable in principle.

“The proposed dwellings would-be built-in materials similar to those of the surrounding buildings.

“The design of the proposed buildings picks on characteristic features of nearby buildings particularly in relation to the two storey bays.

“Its layout and design are in keeping with the character and appearance of the surrounding area and the parking provision is sufficient for a development of this type in this location, with such close proximity to the town centre.”

The development will consist of one terrace of six three-bed houses fronting Broadmead Avenue and another terrace facing Greenfield Road made up of four three-bed houses.

Also fronting Greenfield Road, there will be two three-bed bungalows.

Buildings are a maximum of two storey with the exception of two plots, which are two-and-a-half storey.

The site will also include 22 car parking spaces, 10 accessible from Greenfield Road and 12 entering from private access driveways off Broadmead Avenue.

Broadmead is the latest in a long line of closed pubs in and around Northampton to be earmarked for residential properties.

In the last few years a number of pubs including The Rose and Claret, The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Romany, The Tanners and The King David have all been the subject of planning permission for development.

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