Futures of The Barrow Boys and Hull’s Banksy decided by Hull City Council’s planning committee

websiteThe futures of one of Hull Marina’s most prominent bars and Hull’s famed Banksy have been decided by Hull City Council’s planning committee going against the recommendation for refusal by council officers following an objection from the Environment Agency.

Hull Daily Mail writes:

Hull’s Banksy, which currently is on the Scott Street Bridge, will be moved after plans to dismantle the 117-year-old structure were approved by Hull City Council’s planning committee. Hull City Council had submitted a planning application to dismantle a section of the bridge deck with the artwork on and remount it nearby. It was accepted by the committee, with the Banksy artwork to be remounted onto a purpose built mock bridge.

The committee also decided to ignore a recommendation to refuse a retrospective planning application submitted by The Barrow Boys, in Dock Street. The popular bar had submitted the retrospective request after taking over from 1884 Dock Street last October. But the application was recommended for refusal by council officers following an objection from the Environment Agency, who cited ‘flood risks’. Councillors decided against following the recommendation, though, and instead accepted the application…

The Barrow Boys’ short-term future had been thrown into doubt when Hull City Council officers recommended refusal for a retrospective planning application submitted by the venue. The recommendation came after Environment Agency officials had lodged an official objection to the application…

But speaking at a Hull City Council planning committee meeting, consultant John Benson had said 25 jobs at the venue would be at risk if councillors agreed to refused the application…

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