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Flats developer submits revised plans to demolish Stortford's Bricklayers Arms pub




Bricklayers Arms, Hadham Road, Bishops Stortford. Pic: Vikki Lince
Bricklayers Arms, Hadham Road, Bishops Stortford. Pic: Vikki Lince

Revised plans to demolish Bishop's Stortford's Bricklayers Arms pub in Hadham Road have been submitted.

Bricklayers Arms, Hadham Road, Bishops Stortford. Pic: Vikki Lince
Bricklayers Arms, Hadham Road, Bishops Stortford. Pic: Vikki Lince

The scheme to raze the building and create ten apartments in a two-and-a-half storey building was first tabled early last year, but faced a barrage of objections.

The town council – which will reconsider the proposals at a meeting of the planning and development committee on Monday – said the visibility for motorists accessing the reconfigured site was unsafe.

Now St James Contracts Limited has submitted a plan for nine flats – eight two-bed and one single bedroom unit - to East Herts Council and revised its highways proposals to improve the visibility splay.

The pub is not a listed building and is likely to have started life as a private home. It takes its name from its location on the site of a brick kiln.

According to Paul Ailey’s www.stortfordhistory.co.uk online archive, Hawkes Brewery enlarged the pub in the mid to late 1800s, and in 1966 the interior was modernised and “soon after this date it was threatened with demolition for yet another proposed road-widening scheme but, thankfully, the plan was abandoned”.



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