Spread Eagle planning application – deadline extended

Corby Borough Council has extended the deadline for submitting comments on the Spread Eagle planning application to
1 February 2017.

The planning application (reference 16/00512/COU) is for ‘change of use’, to convert the Spread Eagle public house on High Street, Cottingham into a four bedroom residential dwelling, and demolish the outbuildings.

If you’ve not yet had a chance to get your comments in, details on how to do this are included below.

Further Parish Council Planning Committee meeting – 17 January

At a meeting of Cottingham Parish Council on 10 January, councillors were not happy that a comprehensive and thorough examination of the planning application had been carried out at the Parish Council Planning Committee meeting held on 9 January 2017, at which more than 40 members of the public were present. Accordingly, a further Planning Committee meeting has been arranged for 2pm on Tuesday 17 January 2017 at the Village Hall Annex and members of the public are welcome to attend.

At the 9 January Planning Committee meeting, the Parish Council agreed to oppose the application on the basis that the Spread Eagle does have community value and that it could be viable as a business under the right management. The Parish Council remains opposed to the change of use and is also actively pursuing the listing of the Spread Eagle as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).

More information

More information about the application can be found on Corby Borough Council’s planning portal at https://publicaccess.corby.gov.uk/publicaccess

In particular, you may be interested to read the Design and Access / Impact & Justification Statement, which discusses the viability of the Spread Eagle as a public house and why the applicants “would not consider the ‘loss’ of the Spread Eagle as being detrimental to the local community”.

Submitting your comments

You can submit comments online through the planning portal, by emailing planning.services@corby.gov.uk or by writing to:

Ian Smith
Head of Planning & Environmental Services
Corby Borough Council
Deene House
New Post Office Square
Northamptonshire NN17 1GD

A little history

The current Spread Eagle pub was built in the 1960s, replacing the original Spread Eagle, a thatched cottage, that had operated as a pub on that site since at least the mid 1800s. For more information on the history of the pub, see the Cottingham History website, cottinghamhistory.co.uk/pubs-Spread.htm

In the late 1800s, there were five pubs in Cottingham (The Spread Eagle, The Royal George, The Crown on the corner of Rockingham Road and School Lane, The King’s Head on Church Street and The Three Horseshoes on High Street) and three pubs in Middleton (The Red Lion, The Woolpack and The Exeter Arms).