Hedon

Haven Arms marquee to stay

FOLLOWING an East Riding Planning Committee meeting held last month – at which council officers had recommended that the marquee at Haven Arms be refused planning consent – then the pub has been allowed to keep the marquee for the next three years.

The pub had put in a planning application to retain the marquee building for a period of five years. But planning officers recommended that permission be refused on the grounds that the site is located on the ancient medieval town of Hedon in the area of the medieval Hedon Haven. Officers also objected that a marquee was harmful to the Hedon Haven Conservation Area. Other objections included that noise from some functions in the marquee had caused a nuisance to neighbours.

Charity event in the marquee last weekend

However, despite the officers recommendations, councillors on the Eastern Area Planning Sub-Committee agreed to approve planning permission for the retention of the marquee “as it provides a much-needed facility which meets a community need and will result in economic benefit”. Activities taking place in the marquee have to close at 12 o’clock midnight.

The planning system can be a long, laborious and messy process at times. Council officers have a duty to point out all aspects of an application. However, ultimately it is the elected councillors who have to make the decisions based upon planning and other expert advice.

Note: You can find Minutes and Agendas (19th March 2012) relating to this application on the East Riding Council website: Eastern Area Planning Sub-Committee.

5 thoughts on “Haven Arms marquee to stay

  1. Congratuations Mark and Alison, been to many a fantastic night in Haven and I look forward to more to come in the Marquee, Having already seen the amount of working going on there over the last few weeks its looking fab, cant wait to see the finished look.

  2. lets hope its cleaned up before summer,i feel sorry for the people who have booked it ,it looked ok last year,but wear and tear has left it hanging.

    • This is an excellent outcome and for us and the people of Hedon. We have done nothing with the marquee since it was in regular use last year purely because if we had not been granted permission it would have to have been taken down and any resources spent on it wasted. Now we can make it beautiful again, even better than before. We had 100% delight from our customers last year and will settle for no less this year. By the time of our first functions this year it will be once again a venue to be proud of. We are also mindful of our neighbours and are now able to make improvements in sound insulation we have wanted to do. Why not come up Mayday Bank Holiday weekend, 4 – 7 May, and see what you think then!?

  3. well it looks an absolute state at the minute,its black dirty and holes all in it.I would be shocked for people to want to use it for a function.

    • This is an excellent outcome and for us and the people of Hedon. We have done nothing with the marquee since it was in regular use last year purely because if we had not been granted permission it would have to have been taken down and any resources spent on it wasted. Now we can make it beautiful again, even better than before. We had 100% delight from our customers last year and will settle for no less this year. By the time of our first functions this year it will be once again a venue to be proud of. We are also mindful of our neighbours and are now able to make improvements in sound insulation we have wanted to do. Why not come up Mayday Bank Holiday weekend, 4 – 7 May, and see what you think then!?

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