Plans To Demolish York Pub Requested Retroactively

Burflex House, Clay Street, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU8 8HA E. info@burflex.co.uk

Burflex House, Clay Street, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU8 8HA E. info@burflex.co.uk

Plans To Demolish York Pub Requested Retroactively

Plans To Demolish York Pub Requested Retroactively

Housing developers have received permission to knock down a pub in York after it had already been knocked down.

Puss N Boots, on Hamilton Drive, has been closed since November 2018 and was initially set to be converted from a pub to a veterinary practice, an application that was approved in March 2019.

For unknown, reasons, this proposal fell through, and another application was launched in early 2020 to demolish the post-war pub outright and build five houses on top of it, a decision that was approved in November 2020

However, a fresh application was submitted to change the plan from five houses to six, which would be across the road from Our Lady Queen of Martyrs. However, this application is retroactive, as the building was demolished a week before the application was submitted.

Once destroyed and sustainably cleared, the developers will work with builders and scaffolders in York to build six three-bedroom homes that, according to developers will be more visually pleasing than the abandoned pub that has since been demolished.

The confusion lies in whether the initial plans to demolish the building approved last November would apply to these new plans, with the developers believing that they will.

The current road access will be modified to ensure that each home has its driveway, with preventative measures being put in place to ensure people do not park on the kerb outside the homes.

Currently, a decision has not been made by the City of York Council. However, given that the initial proposal for five buildings was successful and included demolition, it is likely that the retroactive application will be approved.