Wetherspoon puts in new plan for Glos Rd site

February 02 2015

PUB chain J D Wetherspoon has submitted another application to build in Bishopston, after its previous request was withdrawn.

PUB chain J D Wetherspoon has submitted another application to build in Bishopston, after its previous request was withdrawn.

The original application, which proposed to redevelop the unused two-story retail unit at 349-353 Gloucester Road, faced strong opposition from local residents. Around 100 comments were submitted to the council, it has been reported.

The Bishopston Society also spoke out against the proposals, saying that a large scale drinking establishment could have a detrimental impact on smaller pubs in the area, and will undermine the character of Bishopston.

Planning documents previously submitted showed a large customer area and a beer garden, as well as an office space, kitchen and cooler store.

It is not yet known what changes have been made to the proposed project. The council's planning team is still waiting on Wetherspoon to submit a full noise report before the application can be published, the Bishopston Voice understands.

A Bristol City Council spokesperson said: “An application by J D Wetherspoon for a proposed change of use from a two-storey retail unit into a public house, was withdrawn by the applicant on December 23.

“A new application with proposed changes to the withdrawn scheme has been submitted by the applicant, but this will not be formally registered by planning team until a full noise report has been provided by J D Wetherspoon’s agent.”

A spokesman for Wetherspoon confirmed with Bishopston Voice: "We have submitted another planning application and await the planner's response."

Previous proposed opening times for the pub were 7am until 12.30am, Sunday to Wednesday, and 7am until 1.30am, Thursday to Saturday.

Wetherspoon said that the £1.5 million development would create 45 new jobs, it has been reported.

Wetherspoon has its eye on site at 349-353 Gloucester Road