Cottingham Parish Council’s application to have the Spread Eagle Public House listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) has been rejected by Corby Borough Council’s Community Right to Bid Panel.
The main reason cited by the Panel for rejection of the application is that there was not enough frequent community activity in the building to demonstrate that this facility was essential for the social wellbeing and social benefit to the local community.
“The Panel agreed that there was not enough evidence to demonstrate the building is being used extensively by the local community. No substantive evidence could be found that showed the closure of the Spread Eagle Public House has lead to a significant local community detriment. There are two other alternative public houses and other community facilities locally that could accommodate the small number of community groups that have used this building previously.”
A decision on the planning application that has been submitted for change of use of the Spread Eagle is pending.