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Approval is given for historic hotel’s wall to be demolished

Listed building consent has been approved to knock down a section of boundary wall at a Pagham hotel.


Arun District Council has agreed the work on 2.25m of the Grade II-listed Inglenook Hotel’s wall can be demolished. The decision also includes a modern side extension at the site in Pagham Road.


The go-ahead has been given by council planning officer Maria Tomalova.


She says in her report: “Given the scale, the nature of the proposed development and the way it will be implemented, it is considered that the proposed works would not have an adverse impact on the appearance, character or historic fabric of the Inglenook Hotel.”


Material removed from the wall will be used to create a new element to link the remaining section of the walling to the hotel.


Thirty letters of objection were received by the council. But Ms Tomalova said the majority of concerns were not relevant to the application. The extension is about 30 years old and it looks like the wall has been altered at various times because of the various coping material used.

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