Wetherspoons give up on third bid for Gloucester Road pub

January 30 2017

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has withdrawn its application 16/03139/F to build a new pub on the site of the run down building at 349-353 Gloucester Road.

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has withdrawn its application 16/03139/F to build a new pub on the site of the run down building at 349-353 Gloucester Road. 

This was the third time the giants of the pub industry had tried to convince the council that developing the site, which has long been left abandoned, would not negatively impact residents. 

Despite a major consultation exercise carried out by the company in April 2016, concerns over the size of the development, noise impact, possible anti-social behavior and the amount of licensed premises in the area were all raised as objections by local councillors, residents and the Bishopston Society.