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Petition launched to save Barrow pub garden as house plans are submitted to West Suffolk Council

A petition has been launched against plans to build two homes on part of a Barrow pub’s garden.

Cordage 33 Limited has applied to West Suffolk Council to build two detached three-bedroom homes on part of the pub garden at the Three Horseshoes, in The Street, along with alterations to the existing pub car park and garden.

A design and access statement submitted with the plans said the Three Horseshoes would remain fully operational during and after the proposed development, while the pub would continue to be served by a rearranged beer garden.

If approved, the pub’s car park – which is currently unmarked – would be marked out to include 14 spaces for patrons.

Meanwhile, each of the new homes would have two car parking spaces to the front and bike parking facilities would be included in the properties’ rear gardens.

However, campaigner Diane Russell has launched an online 'Save The Three Horseshoes garden' petition, which already has nearly 400 signatures.

The petition says: "The Three Horseshoes is our community pub, which first opened its doors in the mid-1800s. The garden is an integral part of its charm and community feel.

"Since the opening of Church View Campsite, the Horseshoes has allowed visitors and locals to enjoy lovely food and drinks in its spectacular garden, bringing more income into our village. Please save our local pub garden."

See the petition at https://bit.ly/3einsEQ

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