Housing plans for historic Hildyard Arms go to Sub-committee

PLANNING APPLICATION: Patrington’s Hildyard Arms: Picture by Terry Bearpark

A PLANNING application to turn a closed public house in Patrington into three houses will be considered at the Eastern Area Planning Sub-Committee meeting on September 21. 

The application is for change of use to form three threebedroomed dwellings and erection of a garage block ancillary to the dwellings at Hildyard Arms in Market Place. 

Planning officers have recommended the planning application for approval, with conditions as set out in the committee report. 

The report confirms that the application has received eight letters of objection, one of is received on behalf of three further properties. 

A petition has also been received in objection to the application, signed by twelve residents of eight properties. The report also notes that no objections have been received from Patrington Parish Council. 

The property’s history as a public house dates back more than 250 years. As a pub, the Hildyard Arms served hot food and drink and had guest accommodation on the first floor. Most recently, it was used as an Italian restaurant.

A sale was agreed on June 18, 2019, but the buyer withdrew. The property was remarketed, and a sale agreed with Chartmore Resources Ltd on November 26, 2019. 

The committee report says: “The application is referred to the Eastern Area Planning Sub-Committee. Given the representations in objection to the application, the support of the Parish Council and the provisions of Policy C2(D) regarding views of the community, it is felt that presentation to committee is the most transparent means of making a decision.” 

Also, on the agenda to be discussed at the Eastern Area Sub-committee meeting on September 21 is a planning application in relation to the Blacksmiths Arms in Coniston. 

 The application seeks planning permission for the change of use of the existing manager’s flat and storage space at first floor to provide four serviced accommodation rental rooms, and the installation of roof lights to the front and rear. During the course of the application, amendments have been received to re-locate the lower set of rooflights from the rear to the front roof slope. 

The plans are recommended for approval, with conditions as set out in the committee report, by planning officers.