Co-op conversion of Tangmere pub gets green light

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REVAMPED plans for alterations and extensions to the former Bader Arms pub in Tangmere, which is set to be converted into a new Co-op store, were given the go-ahead at a meeting in Chichester.

The district council’s southern area development control committee was told new plans had been submitted following consideration at a previous meeting.

These showed that a proposed external air conditioning and refrigeration plant compound was to be relocated further to the south. This was to address concerns expressed about the noise impact on nearby homes.

The plant was to be fully enclosed with an acoustic fence, with an additional 2m high timber fence around the south and west of this.

The council’s environmental health department said the fact that the plant was now to be moved 8m further away from the nearest home, with screening, would ensure only limited noise impacts.

Cllr Simon Oakley, who represents Tangmere, said proposed planning conditions now covered all that was possible to be done with this application.They included a reference to delivery vehicles, and the frequency of deliveries.

“Overall, I think we have got a reasonable result,” Cllr Oakley added.