Wetherspoons have applied for planning permission on the old Taylor’s Garage Site on Barras Street. We welcome the fact that there are plans to use this important site in Liskeard. We want to make sure that we end up with a good design which works with the surrounding buildings. We gave people an opportunity to comment via online and paper surveys. We received 184 responses.
To see the full report, please click here: Wetherspoons consultation report
To see all the comments made, please click here: Wetherspoons comments list
We were specifically asking about the designs but lots of people wanted to give their wider views. Everyone was happy to see the site being used at last. Most who commented were strongly in favour of Wetherspoons coming to Liskeard. Some were strongly against.
Most people were happy with the designs as they stood. Four in ten people felt that the proposed design was too high, overshadowing Stuart House. Many people also expressed concerns about the fact that the building would be so close to Stuart House and come right up to the pavement. Around a third said they did not think the designs fitted well with surrounding buildings. A significant number of people called for locally-appropriate materials to be used.
Cornwall Council decides on planning permission. Liskeard Town Council has the right to comment as part of this process. The town councillors have all seen the consultation report and detailed comments.
The Town Council Planning committee on 16 June discussed Wetherspoons application for listed building consent. They agreed to support the application on the condition that the concerns of Stuart House and the views of Historic England are addressed, and the Conservation Officer supports the application.
The Town Council Planning Committee will be discussing the main planning application on 30 June.
To see the planning application, please use the link below: