Wetherspoons comes up with new plan for Gloucester Road site

September 01 2020

J D WETHERSPOON has put in another application to transform the derelict site at 349 Gloucester Road.
 The building has been a vacant eyesore for years, and the pub chain has been trying to take ownership of it since 2014, submitting a steady stream of planning applications.
The latest plan was validated on July 17 and is open for comments until August 26. The date for the determination deadline is Friday September 11.
 Comments from local residents who object to the application include: “Gloucester Road doesn't need another pub, particularly not one which is out of step with the independent spirit of the area and which is likely to cause economic detriment to existing businesses owned and operated by local residents” and “The rear gardens of Brynland Avenue do not need any more of that level of noise. More noise from a public house and a terrace that overlooks those gardens and families is highly inappropriate.”
In support, comments from residents include: “I fully support the application to develop this derelict eyesore that has been empty for over a decade. It will also be good to have a new pub on this part of the road to replace The old Fox and The Victoria which have both closed in recent years” and “This development will convert a boarded up eyesore into a beautiful building creating jobs and attracting people to the area who can use other businesses in the locality.”
The planning application (ref:20/00968/F) can be viewed on the council’s planning application website: planningonline.bristol.gov.uk.