The applications for planning permission mentioned in the last Newsletter - for Gateacre Park Shopping Centre, Walnut Cottage and 179 Grange Lane - were approved by the City Council on 29th June, 1st July and 14th June respectively.
The owners of the Bear & Staff have received advertisement consent (ref.11A/1449) for a reduced-size replacement for the existing pole-mounted sign, and they have also removed the large sign adjacent to 10 Gateacre Brow for which consent had previously been refused. Now they have submitted a planning application (11F/1926) to retain the loose slate surfacing in front of the building, and to install two floodlights.
Vodafone Ltd are applying to install a 14 metre high phone mast at a site described as 'Gateacre Brewery Shed, Gateacre Brow'. It turns out that this is the metal-roofed building to the south of Lower Sandfield, adjacent to the Travis Perkins yard. The proposal (ref.11F/1928) is for a 'replica telegraph pole' mast protruding through the roof of the building.
The owners of the former Gateacre Chapel Hall - who have already obtained planning permission to convert the building into 2 dwellings - are now seeking permission to convert it instead into a single dwelling (ref.11F/1878).