Pub told it can keep outdoor seating on public footpath, but must remove trellis
A letter written on behalf of the applicant read: “We are in difficult times, the applicant has been closed with no income for over three months, and so the business is under severe threat.
“We will be prepared to go appeal if unsuccessful [with the application].”
Planning officers approved the seating area, but rejected the part of the application to keep a ‘scaffolding’ trellis around the seated area.
The applicant said that hops and wisteria have been planted and almost cover the trellis.
But the planners said it would not enhance the area and turned the idea down.