New proposal to turn Plaistow pub into flats

PUBLISHED: 13:02 23 August 2016

The Victoria Tavern in Plaistow

The Victoria Tavern in Plaistow


A planning application to turn a pub into nine homes has been resubmitted to Newham Council.

The Victoria Tavern in High Street, Plaistow, would be demolished and replaced with seven flats and two townhouses if it is successful.

In April, a previous application was refused on the grounds that it was “unneighbourly”.

The decision notice explained that the development was deemed to overshadow adjoining properties and impact on the amount of sunlight they would receive.

Concerns were also raised about privacy with one of the ground floor bedroom windows facing directly onto the High Street.

Proposed changes include a redesign of the building’s units to three one-bedroom flats, four two-bedroom flats and a three-bedroom flat, plus a two-bedroom townhouse and three-bedroom townhouse.

The redesign would allow daylight guidelines to be met, according to architects Lynas Smith.

The delegated report stated: A change from a one three-bedroom unit to a one two-bedroom unit has been required following previous comments on the application and the need to reduce the bulk of the southern townhouse to improve its relationship with No 10 Atlas Road.”

The ground floor flat would be separated from the street level with the introduction of a brick wall.

A consultation on the new application for the scheme has received one objection from a resident living nearby.

Victoria Tavern owner Trudy Wood, 53, confirmed that she was aware of the new application.

She said: “We are waiting to see if they get the planning.”

Trudy, who has run the pub for nine years with her husband Paul, said she would move on if necessary.

“If I can get a pub in Stratford then I will,” she said.

The planning application is available to view on

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