The Red Lion Public House site is located within the centre of the village of Oakhanger.
This proposed development seeks to secure the long-term future of The Red Lion Public House bound by a 106 agreement.
It is proposed to achieve this through a large investment into the public house facilities both through extensions and alterations to provide additional seating to expand the restaurant facilities and attract more customers.
In addition, the proposal seeks an enabling development. The enabling development would utilise surplus pub garden land for a modest scheme of 4 dwellings. The enabling housing development will provide the necessary funding for the extensive works to the public house, that are required if the pub is to remain viable as a long-term business serving the local community and passing trade.
The proposal is dependent on support from the local community to back the plans for the works to the public house and the accompanying enabling development, which will secure a viable public house for the local community.
We invited residents of Oakhanger to a public meeting view the proposed plans, Please 'Click Here to view this presentation'.
The main concern from the residents was that the developers would build the houses at The Red Lion and walk away from the pub. We would like to reassure residents that we are bound by a 106 agreement from the planners to refurbish the pub. This is a legal obligation which is enenforceable.