Building behind Wrawby pub 'no longer considered to be a smoking shelter'
A planning application relating to a smoking shelter built behind the Jolly Miller pub on Brigg Road in Wrawby was refused during a North Lincolnshire Council meeting in Scunthorpe
The authority's planning committee of elected councillors - meeting in the Civic Centre, off Ashby Road - refused a minor material amendment to a previously approved application to retain the amended height and position of the smoking shelter.
The pub reopened to drinkers and diners a few months ago after extensive refurbishment.
The planning application that was turned down was submitted by Amvale Ltd (Mike Godfrey) of Scunthorpe.
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Phil Wallis, the council's head of development management, later informed the applicant that permission had been refused because the modifications were not considered to be minor amendments "as they have significantly changed the character and use of the building which is no longer considered to be a smoking shelter."
A planning officer at the council had recommended that the committee should grant permission "subject to conditions."
The appliation was originally considered by the committee in December but deferred so councillors could visit the site.
A report prepared for councillors to consider at their latest meeting in Scunthorpe said the authority's Environmental Protection team had suggested a planning condition that no drink should be consumed within the smoking shelter.
However, the report suggested this was felt to be "inappropriate and difficult to enforce."
Applicants refused planning permission by a local authority have the right of appeal to the government, which may appoint an inspector to adjudicate.