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Changes to bar approved by planners

Peter Sedgwick, Pier Manager Dominic Herdman and Sue Sedgwick in front of North Pier.

Peter Sedgwick, Pier Manager Dominic Herdman and Sue Sedgwick in front of North Pier.

A resort attraction has been granted approval for 
changes which it hopes will boost visitor numbers.

Town hall chiefs have approved an application for listed building consent to 
enable alterations to be made to the Merrie England Bar on North Pier.

Sue Sedgwick, who lodged the application with the council, said the aim was to create a traditional-style English pub facing on to 
Talbot Square, with a function room behind.

A design brief accompanying the submission says: “This development will allow us to trade economically for 11 months of the year, creating jobs and an improved facility for the town.”

It is proposed to 
refurbish the bar and 
restore the original features.

Council planners 
approved the application using their delegated 
powers after there were no 
objections to the scheme from heritage chiefs.

 

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