Agenda item


Demolition of Existing Public House

Inham Nook Hotel, Inham Road, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4HX


Demolition of Existing Public House

Inham Nook Hotel, Inham Road, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4HX


This application was brought before Committee as the site was owned by the Council.


There were no late items for the Committee to note.


Peter Goodrick, applicant, addressed the Committee prior to the general debate. 


During the debate it was noted that the public house had not been a viable business for some years, with a high turnover of tenants and a reputation for antisocial behaviour.  The Committee also discussed the need for social housing and the benefit to local residents of the proposed pocket park.


RESOLVED that planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions:



The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this permission.


Reason: To comply with S91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by S51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.



The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the site location plan, Demolition Method Statement and the Ecological Appraisal, received by the Local Planning Authority on 17.01.22.


Reason: For the avoidance of doubt.



The erection of fencing for the protection of the retained trees shall be undertaken in accordance with details which shall have first been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, before any equipment, machinery or materials are brought on to the site for the purposes of the demolition, and shall be maintained until all equipment, machinery and surplus materials have been removed from the site.  Nothing shall be stored or placed in any area fenced in accordance with this condition and the ground levels within those areas shall not be altered, nor shall any excavation be made, without the written consent of the Local Planning Authority.


Reason: To ensure the retained trees are not adversely affected and in accordance with the aims of Policy 31 of the Broxtowe Part 2 Local Plan (2019).



All excavations shall be covered overnight or otherwise have an escape ramp to prevent entrapment of badgers, hedgehogs and other wildlife. All pipework greater than 150mm should be capped off at the end of the day and chemicals should be stored securely.


Reason: To ensure the protection of fauna on or passing through the site, in accordance with Policy 17 of the Broxtowe Aligned Core Strategy (2014) and Policy 31 of the Broxtowe Part 2 Local Plan (2019).



A precautionary working method should be undertaken which shall require the roof of the public house to be stripped by hand and the works supervised by a qualified bat ecologist.


Reason: In the interests of safeguarding protected species, in accordance with the aims of Policy 31 of the Broxtowe Part 2 Local Plan (2019).







The Council has acted positively and proactively in the determination of this application by working to determine it within the agreed determination timescale.



Burning of commercial waste is a prosecutable offence. It also causes unnecessary nuisance to those in the locality. All waste should be removed by an appropriately licensed carrier.



The Highways Authority advise:

It is an offence under S148 and S151 of the Highways Act 1980 to deposit mud / debris on the public highway and as such you should undertake every effort to prevent it occurring.



The applicant is reminded of their responsibility to safeguard

species protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 as

amended by the Environmental Protection Act 1990, which include

the avoidance of demolition within the bird breeding season and

to be vigilant for the presence of bats.



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