Controversial plans about Hampshire Yeoman pub likely to approved

The Hampshire Yeoman pub landlord Richard Clark.

The Hampshire Yeoman pub landlord Richard Clark.

First published in New Forest

CONTROVERSIAL plans to turn a Hampshire pub into a convenience store are likely to be approved this week.

Members of New Forest District Council are being recommended to support an application to convert the Hampshire Yeoman in Hampton Lane, Blackfield, into a Sainsbury’s Local.

The Sainsbury’s scheme will create up to 26 jobs but has divided the village.

Some residents support the application, claiming the Hampshire Yeoman is an eyesore and a noise nuisance.

But others say the proposed new store will generate extra traffic, jeopardising the safety of children walking to and from Blackfield Primary School.

Sainsbury’s is applying for permission to build a single-storey extension to the building and install a new entrance.

A report to the council’s planning and development committee which will meet on Wednesday says the authority has received eight letters of objection.

The report adds: “While the proposal would result in the loss of an important public house, the applicants have rightly pointed out that the change of use to a shop does not require planning permission.”

The report says any decision to reject the proposed alterations to the building would be difficult to defend at a subsequent appeal hearing.

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3:00pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Georgem says...

See virtually identical story elsewhere.
See virtually identical story elsewhere. Georgem
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3:49pm Mon 8 Oct 12

sotonbusdriver says...

What are they moaning about.???
At least it's the end to another pub, less likely to get drunk drivers using the roads,,, Like antisocial behaviour from drunks at closing time...
I cannot see anything against closing another pub... Surely the locals, would like a nice shop to get those things they have run out of as early as 7am and as late as 11pm.
I certainly would be fully supporting the application if I was a resident there...
What are they moaning about.??? At least it's the end to another pub, less likely to get drunk drivers using the roads,,, Like antisocial behaviour from drunks at closing time... I cannot see anything against closing another pub... Surely the locals, would like a nice shop to get those things they have run out of as early as 7am and as late as 11pm. I certainly would be fully supporting the application if I was a resident there... sotonbusdriver
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4:13pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Georgem says...

> less likely to get drunk drivers using the roads

Pffffft. Lamest argument ever.
> less likely to get drunk drivers using the roads Pffffft. Lamest argument ever. Georgem
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4:16pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Nicole23 says...

Georgem wrote:
See virtually identical story elsewhere.
It's a joke, children will be jeapordised by the odd lorry making a delivery again,it actually makes you laugh.
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: See virtually identical story elsewhere.[/p][/quote]It's a joke, children will be jeapordised by the odd lorry making a delivery again,it actually makes you laugh. Nicole23
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4:54pm Mon 8 Oct 12

SotonLad says...

Won't somebody please think about the children?!
Won't somebody please think about the children?! SotonLad
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5:27pm Mon 8 Oct 12

8089 says...

The simple fact is that we DON'T need it. We already have a Tesco express a few yards away, and another two miles up the road and ANOTHER two miles up the road from that one!

They will sell the same old CR*P as Tesco as well! WHY oh WHY would we want it? OK, it will create a handful of jobs, but only part time jobs to create 'top up' second incomes for people. It WON'T get the young unemployed into work!!
The simple fact is that we DON'T need it. We already have a Tesco express a few yards away, and another two miles up the road and ANOTHER two miles up the road from that one! They will sell the same old CR*P as Tesco as well! WHY oh WHY would we want it? OK, it will create a handful of jobs, but only part time jobs to create 'top up' second incomes for people. It WON'T get the young unemployed into work!! 8089
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