Pub conversion plan at Swinton is refused

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PLANS to convert the former Kings Head pub at Swinton into residential properties have been rejected.

LMC Yorkshire’s proposals for the Rockingham Road building follow the closure of the venue last year.

The pub itself had been created from a row of cottages in about 1885.

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But the new plans involved adding another four additional homes at the rear of the main building.

An RMBC spokesperson said: “The council considers that the proposed conversion of the public house along with four additional residential units would represent overdevelopment of the site that is visually at odds with the surrounding urban grain of Rockingham Road, which is characterised by dwellings set in generally low density plots of a similar width.

“This would create a new form of backland development which is of a significantly higher density and of a scale and design which would further exacerbate its visual prominence on the streetscene.”

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