Beazley End Cock pub has change of use granted

Wednesday 9 October 2013

At a planning committee meeting held on 10th September 2013 Plan Number 13/00866/FUL was approved. No reason was given in the minutes for this change of decision. The proposed development by Mr Neale and Ms Lewis is a change of use from a mixed unit comprising of a public house/restaurant (class A4/A3) and residential dwelling (class C3) to residential dwelling and external appearance of entrance porch, the Cock Inn, Beazley End. Yet another pub permanently disappears in spite of the decision made supporting Braintree's decision on 11th September 2012 to dismiss this appeal made by a Planning Inspector Elizabeth Hill. Apparently this pub was offered for sale for six months at a price of £195K and there were no offers received by a pub sales agency that had had 14 visitors... This information was from a video of this meeting with a speech from Mark Woodger the agent of the owners on Braintree Council's site. Also the property is known now as Lime Tree Cottage and has Raving Mad Records and Alan Neale Plumbing Services operating from there. I could find no evidence of this property being advertised at £195K anywhere on the Internet! I am curious as to how much publicity this advertising actually received! Did anyone from CAMRA ever see an advert?