Roof-top beer garden plans for town centre pub

A Wetherspoon's pub has applied to build a roof-top beer garden.

Tuesday, 19th February 2019, 3:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th February 2019, 4:52 pm
The Broken Bridge in Pontefract

The Broken Bridge on Pontefract’s Horsefair also wants to convert part of its first floor into a hotel.

However, the plans have received two objections from neighbours concerned about noise and an invasion of privacy.

One wrote: "Myself and neighbours have held meetings with the management of the Broken Bridge about the outside area and the noise we are subject too.

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"This was never on their original plans to be a beer garden. It was supposed to be the outside smoking area.

"The area myself and neighbours live in, is a residential area.

"Raising the height to involve a rooftop beer garden would certainly allow the noise to carry even more.

"Also we would be directly overlooked, lose privacy and lose sunlight to our properties."

A decision on the planning application will be made at a later date.