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Planning Refused

On 1st November 2022, Richmondshire District Council announced that it has refused planning consent for the conversion of the Old Horn into two private houses.

In their official notice, the council’s planners challenged the statement by the owners of the Old Horn that the pub is not a viable business proposition.

‘The applicant has not adequately demonstrated that the public house has been suitably marketed at a realistic value having regard to the condition of the premises and the investment required to make it viable,’ they said.

‘ The Local Planning Authority is therefore not satisfied that the The Old Horn is no longer a viable proposition as a public house with the right management.

‘There is also clear evidence to show that the asset is required by the community who have been working on realising the funds to purchase the public house as an Asset of Community Value. It is therefore considered that the proposed change of use to two dwellings is contrary to the expectations of Policy CP11 of the Richmondshire Local Plan Core Strategy. The propoal is also contrary to the expectations of paragraphs 84 and 93 of the National Planning Policy Framework insofar as this relates to the protection of community facilities.’

Old Horn Planning Refusal
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