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Plans for pavilion at The White Horse pub in Whepstead to create more eating and drinking space




Plans have been submitted for a pavilion at a village pub to create more eating and drinking space.

Lee Saunders is seeking planning permission and listed building consent for a timber framed garden pavilion at The White Horse, in Whepstead.

A design and access statement, submitted to West Suffolk Council, said the plans could create 30 covers.

The White Horse pub in Whepstead. Picture: Google
The White Horse pub in Whepstead. Picture: Google

It said: "The application is as a result of the landlords seeing the need for more eating and drinking space within the pub. This is an issue within this historic building that has been accelerated by coronavirus.

"With the main restaurant space already being tightly packed and walkways having to be placed between sets of tables, Covid-19 restrictions have rapidly wisened the landlords senses to the space limitations."

It said the pavilion is a move away from 'unsightly marquees'.

The statement added that The White Horse is the 'only pub for approximately two kilometres' and serves a wide radius of villages including Hawstead, Horringer, Chedburgh, Brockley, Nowton as well as residents from Bury St Edmunds.

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