Planning permission for 5 residential units at former public house, Worcester

Plainview Planning have secured planning permission for 5 residential units in Worcester. The site was a former public house in a town centre location. It had been vacant for approximately 40 months and had run into a state of disrepair.

In conjunction with the Buchanan Partnership, a design and layout was established that resulted in a highly efficient and clever use of the available space in a tight urban context. Plainview Planning also undertook a detailed pub viability appraisal to prove why the pub could not be re-opened.

There was initial resistance from the Council due to concerns over amenity space and overlooking, however these were overcome following several months of negotiation.

Planning permission was secured under delegated powers with no onerous conditions. We also managed to avoid affordable housing provision and other s106 contributions.