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Grimsby’s former Oak Tree pub and pool hall is being demolished for housing

A Grimsby pub which closed its doors in January 2013, is finally being demolished to make way for new homes – three years after permission was granted.

Grimsby’s former Oak Tree pub and pool hall is being demolished for housing

Hull-based SKN Developments put forward the plans to North East Lincolnshire Council for nine houses on the land occupied by the former Oak Tree pub, in Norwich Avenue, Grimsby.

Planning was approved in October 2014 to 'Demolish existing public house and erect nine dwellings with associated access, car parking & landscaping.'

Two-and-a-half years later demolition has begun by New Lawn, a Brough based firm, who said it will take around two weeks to fully clear the site, close to Laceby Road, Grimsby.

The proposal is to demolish the existing building, formerly a pub and previously used as a pool hall, with two flats above, and erect nine new homes. Eight of the proposed dwellings would be semi-detached houses and the remaining one a detached bungalow.

The eight houses would have access off Norwich Avenue and the bungalow off Halton Way. All of them would benefit from two off street parking places and external cycle stores.

The houses would all be three bedroom dwellings, whilst the bungalow would have four bedrooms.

The agent for the application, Architectural Design Partners Ltd originally submitted their application in June 2014, which was granted subject to the development beginning within three years.

Additional conditions included them submitting details of external materials to be used in construction and for a scheme for the provision of surface water drainage to also be approved prior to building.

Prior to works commencing on the development, a construction management plan must also be submitted to, and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

The management needs to contain the following details to protect the amenities of the neighbouring residents:

Wheel cleaning facilities
Dust control
Working hours
Noise control
Delivery area
Materials storage area
Contractors compound
Visitor parking area

Construction traffic routing and timing plan.

Further details on landscaping have also been requested and landscaping undertaken must be maintained for a minimum of five years.

If any species should die or become uprooted then they should be replaced by a specimen of equal value.

News Courtesy: www.humberbusiness.com

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