Manor Park pub set for redevelopment

Victoria Cross pub in Manor Park

Victoria Cross pub in Manor Park - Credit: Archant

A pub that was named in honour of one of Manor Park’s war heroes is to be redeveloped.

The Victoria Cross, on Jack Cornwell Street, takes its name from the 16-year-old who won the medal at the battle of Jutland in 1916.

The two-storey building, which has accommodation for the landlord above the pub, is currently unoccupied and is in a run-down state.

Under the proposals, a pub is set to be retained on the site while nine new homes will be built across two buildings.

The plans include one five-bedroom house along with one one-bedroom four two-bedroom and three three-bedroom flats.

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The design and access statement said: “By demolishing the redundant and poor quality public house there is an opportunity to construct a high quality residential development.”

The application received three objections from neighbours, who raised concerns about noise levels and disturbance during the construction period.

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But the delegated report ruled that the noise would not be unacceptable.

It added: “Careful consideration has been given to ensuring that there will be no loss of privacy for surrounding residents and those occupiers within the development.”

Residents will benefit from a communal amenity space, car parking and a shared garden.

Work on the pub’s redevelopment must begin within the next three years.

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