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Dinton pub plan to go to appeal
PLANS to build guest accommodation at a pub in Dinton will be considered by a planning inspector after Wiltshire Council failed to make a decision within the deadline.
Peter Knight has applied to build five units offering a range of accommodation at the Penruddocke Arms, which is on the B3089 just outside the village, to improve the viability of the business.
The two-storey family unit, two self-contained suites and two two-room suites would be in a building detached from the pub but the owners say “the facility provided is seen as integral and complementary to the existing use of the public house”.
Dinton Parish Council objected as the development is outside the housing policy boundary and asked for the application to be decided at committee.
A decision is normally made within eight weeks but the parish council responded in December last year and the application still hasn’t gone to committee so Mr Knight has launched an appeal.
A planning inspector will consider written statements from Mr Knight and Wiltshire Council and conduct a site visit before making a decision.
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