Day: 23 June 2016

Look at this photograph of a great pub in Ludlow – Do you see what I saw?

I was walking back from a council meeting in the Guildhall. As always I was taking snapshots to build up my picture library. The Rose and Crown reopens on 18 July at 11am. It will be run by Gary and Carlos. I am convinced it will be great pub. The hanging sign is up. This evening I took a photo for a future blog post. I have every intention of being the first in the queue when the pub reopens – though council duties may sadly get in the way. But back to the photograph. Here it is. Do you see what I saw when I tapped the shutter button on my mobile phone?

Roof garden bid for the Snicketts, Ludlow, is out of place – updated

Update 13 July 2016 The applicant has withdrawn this application. It is unlikley that it would have gained approval from council planners. Shropshire Council’s conservation team said the proposal would “introduce an incongruous and alien roof form that is not traditional” into the conservation area. I think that’s an understatement of the damage this proposal would have caused. I am glad to see the back of this appalling application. Main article 23 June 2016 The Snicketts is a quiet pedestrian alley between Corve Street and Portcullis Lane. The converted industrial buildings form a pleasant group of properties and are much in keeping with the historic character of the area. That may change if a roof garden is allowed. An application has been submitted to remove the pitched roof of No. 2 and replace it with a roof garden, screened by a 1.6m high brick wall (16/02345/FUL). The two images below show the existing property and what is proposed. I find this proposal really rather shocking.

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