No pub in new plans to knock down Coq du Nord for houses
Saturday 21st September 2013, 10:30AM BST.
RANDALL’S Brewery has scrapped plans to redevelop Le Coq du Nord pub, and instead wants to knock it down and build 12 homes.
In February, the brewery announced plans to demolish the Braye Road establishment (pictured) and build a new pub, with a separate lounge and public bar. Eight homes would also be built under the scheme, which would help fund the redevelopment.
But this application was withdrawn before the planners could make a ruling. And this week a new application has been submitted, which excludes any form of pub.
Randall’s managing director Ian Rogers said the business had not been thriving for many years. ‘Unfortunately, following an investment in Le Coq du Nord in 2006, the existing pub has not prospered and it made commercial sense for us to look at the redevelopment of the site,’ he said.
‘We had aspirations to build a new pub that would cater for the family market, but unfortunately this will not happen because of the planning issues.’
The new application is for 12 three-bedroom homes built in a clos – seven along the northern edge and the rest in the south-east and south-west corners.
No date has been set for the closure of Le Coq du Nord. Full story in today’s Guernsey Press.