DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT
On behalf of:
Currently a public house
with function room and skittle alley. This
establishment serves cask ale
s and home made traditional pub food to
serve the high demand within the local town. A popular listed building
which has undergone few alterations within its history to establish a high
demand of trade to ensure its survival.
I have constructed t
his design & access statement in correspondence
new planning policy framework
and quality to the places where we live, work and visit and make an
important contribution to our quality of life and sense of place. In
statement I will be giving a description of
the site and surrounding area
What are the predominant materials.
What is the character of the area.
What existing design is prevalent.
How does the proposal protect or preserve the character
ance of the conservation area.
Look at scale and massing.
I shall also be:
Analysing the history of the development of the site
Justifying the proposed works
Describing how surrounding materials will be protected
And describing what materials will be used
in the proposed
The proposed plans for
The Butchers Arms
create a new lobby to
entrance to link the public house to the external toilets
contained in the out building. This will achieve a l
annex between the two buildings.
Other proposals include a general
Proposed Rear Lobby & Pergola
Listed Building Description:
Inn, later public House. C17, C19 and C19/20. C17
panelled, timber framing with brick infill. Gable end to road,
partly limestone; C19 extension left, brick with dentiled eaves;
both under tiled roof. C17 part with ashlar end stacks, one with
brick top. C19 extension left with brick end stack
. C19/20 single
storey extension with corrugated roof attached to gable end of C17
block and flat roofed extension to rear of C19 block not of
listable quality. C17 block has gable end to road. C19 block
attached left, running parallel to road, flush with
part of gable end of C17 main body. 2 storeys. 2
light, C19 casements with segmental brick heads and horizontal
glazing bars. Unpainted, C20 plank door with single light and
decorated strap hinges.
Interior, flagged floors and de
ep chamfered beams in C17 part.
Our client at
believes this is an ideal addition to bring
both the trading area and public toilets together. The current weak link
within the establishment is that customers have to ventur
e into the
outdoor elements to use the toilet facilities. If a sided lobby was
constructed then this would eliminate the problems with rain, wind etc.
The sympathetic design would also allow potental customers to use the
rear patio as an alfresco area whic
h the establishment currently lacks.
Our client at
is also committed to the survival of its building estate
and is willing to invest financially in the refurbishment and upgrading of
the facilities that will secure its future and continue the ‘histor
ical story’ of
will be positioned within the boundary of the
site. The new layout will
mainly affect the external f
actors of the
The scale of works
. The main aim of the works is to
keep up with the already popular demand of dining
, alfresco dining and
but also improving the performance both aesthetically and
The architecture and history of the inn and
its surrounding area will be
taken into account when choosing the style and finish of specific
To summarise the design statement, we feel the proposal, in the manner
proposed by the details submitted, secure the following strategic
Preserve and contribute to the character and appearance of the
Presents an attractive and functional addition
to the existing
for people to visit and use
is provided from
the majority of cars.
The site is
next to the
town of Stratford
easily accessible for maintaining and trade work
Disabled Access The layout, design and material
specifications for the
will comply with all
Building Regulation Guidelines and the
policies set out in the
Level mobility access
will be achiev
ed to all ground floor accesses and
. A designated
disabled parking space
association with the Mobility Unit.
ort Occupiers and visitors will have easy access to local road
which also have numerous public transport route located on
There is sufficient parking for
the establishment which we
will not be altering
in locations are provided for collection off
the Main B
Our Client is committed to improving the products and services offered to
all customers including disabled customers. They fully intend to comply
with all current regulations and good practice
and it is our intention to
make the building as accessible as possible in accor
dance with Local
and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995.
The alterations proposed will not impinge on existing disabled access to
the main building
or current evacuation procedures.
Our overall design will be sympathetic to the site and surrounding
environment. The buildings characteristic look has been delicately
considered within the design and we feel this alteration would not affect
l character of the current building and its position within the