At the reconvened Cottingham Parish Council Planning Committee meeting held yesterday (Tuesday 17 January), Parish Councillors confirmed that they will be opposing planning application reference 16/00512/COU 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.
Asset of Community Value
The Parish Council is also actively pursuing the listing of the Spread Eagle as an Asset of Community Value (ACV). If you have any information that would support this application – in particular evidence of ways in which the pub has been used for community benefit over the years – please contact Cottingham Parish Clerk Peter Taylor on 01536 761752, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitting your comments – deadline 1 February
The deadline for submitting your comments on the Spread Eagle planning application has been extended to 1 February 2017.
Head of Planning & Environmental Services
Corby Borough Council
New Post Office Square
Northamptonshire NN17 1GD
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”.
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).