Landmark pub looks set to be demolished by developers

Ancholme Inn in Brigg
Ancholme Inn in Brigg
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One of Brigg’s landmark 
pubs looks set to face the bulldozers.

The Ancholme Inn in Grammar School Road has served the Springbank Estate as its own street corner pub since the middle of the last century.

However an application for its demolition has been submitted to North Lincolnshire Council, as the planning authority, and a request for its views was put before Brigg Town Council’s Planning 
Committee at its monthly meeting.

Councillors felt that the 
demolition should impact as little as possible on neighbouring 
residents so that their daily lives are not adversely affected by the work, with noise and dust levels kept to a minimum.

All site traffic, it was said, should be limited to Grammar School Road only and no traffic should be permitted to access the site via any of the adjoining residential areas.

Movement of site traffic should not occur at “school run” times.

Coun John Kitwood had concerns over the future development of the site.

He wanted the town council to register its opposition to the 
development of the site for houses.

Councillors however accepted that the application before them only covered demolition, and future use would be part of an application in the future.

The planning application will now go back to North Lincolnshire Council for final approval, 
although it is likely to be given the go-ahead.

More information about the application can be found on the North Lincolnshire Council’s website: http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/environment/planning/