A planning application is in the process of being lodged with SHDC for a new development of 6 houses in the car park of the Royal Oak. Full details will be available for inspection in due course on the planning portal of SHDC’s website but, meanwhile, copies of the application have been made available for parishioners’ inspection and comment at Bigbury Village Shop and at Holywell Stores. Before too long, the parish council hopes to arrange a formal public presentation and discussion of the plans with the site’s owners prior to making any formal response to the application.
N.B. This application is consistent with statements made by the owners to date that the pub will eventually re-open, albeit in a somewhat reduced form, but it does not involve the Royal Oak building itself.