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Flouch Inn Demolished For Housing Estate

Monday June 18 2012



THE FLOUCH INN pub will be demolished to make way for five houses, We Are Barnsley can reveal.

Mr D Yeardley was given permission to develop the site which is at the junction of Whams Road with Old Manchester Road.

The site would be accessed by a new private drive off Old Manchester Road, with a four bedroomed farmhouse being at the centre of the design. The other homes will be designed to look like barns/outbuildings and farm workers cottage.
Three letters of objection were submitted against the scheme, objecting to the loss of the 'landmark' pub building

But the planning report said: "This very special circumstance included the fact that there was little demand for the building, due to its location and size, to be used as a public house, or for any other commercial or business purpose and this was evidenced by a marketing exercise and through the submission of financial accounts.

"Also, as the condition of the building and the appearance of the site was deteriorating due to the fact it was not been fully utilized and the replacement scheme was of a high quality, it was considered that the redevelopment of the site could be supported."

Councillors on the planning board approved the scheme.

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Reply Posted by King Louis on Monday June 18 2012 at 09:37
they will need big roofs and good insulation with the amount of rain and bad weather it gets up there. It has it own micro climate compared to the surrounding area, and it's always much worse

Reply Posted by Simon on Monday June 18 2012 at 20:54
If there is no trade for a pub how does the Wagon and Horses manage? They are even more isolated.

Reply Posted by Nigel Croft on Sunday June 24 2012 at 21:55
At the rate Barnsley are losing its pubs there will be non left to build houses on.

Reply Posted by C. Jones on Tuesday November 27 2012 at 09:58
Never mind building 5 houses, there are loads of them empty already, they should be using it as the end roundabout of a decent road over Woodhead. They could build another road without disrupting the existing one then make the road into a dual carriageway. They manage it in Scotland, Spain and Italy over mountainous routes. the A628 is a death trap