Family sports bar "exactly what High Wycombe needs"

Family sports bar

Family sports bar "exactly what High Wycombe needs"

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AN indoor golf centre and sports bar will be a venue for all the family and is “exactly what High Wycombe needs”, the developer believes.

Residents in neighbouring streets have objected to plans for an American-style sports bar and restaurant featuring an 18-hole mini golf course and five golf simulators mooted for Castle Street.

They have raised concerns around increased noise, anti-social behaviour and traffic movements, with one resident also stating that the sports bar could encourage men ‘to abandon their families’ to visit the venue.

Developer Chris Stretton, Managing Director of Windsmeet Electrical Services in Cryers Hill, has moved to allay those concerns and said the idea was inspired by playing mini-golf with his son.

The 58-year-old said: “Everyone we have spoken to say Wycombe is desperate for something like this, it will be a family friendly venue.

“This building has been empty for six years, providing nothing to the community and I can see the potential for this type of establishment.

“It may not be to everyone's liking but we cannot hang back and let this part of the town fall into disrepair.

“We are not a soulless multi-national without a care for local opinion but a local family trying to add a little to the heart of Wycombe.”

Mr Stretton revealed the facility was being designed by the architects behind The Shard in London, with a focus put on ensuring neighbours would not be affected by additional noise.

He said: “I can see where people are coming from but we have no plans to make it a loud music venue.

"We have carried out extensive independent audio survey in and around the area of the bar.

“We will also be installing appropriate noise limiting fittings, doors and electronic monitors to prevent the escape of ambient noise. “Ventilation and extraction will all be on the opposite side of the building to Corporation Street, as will the smoking area.

“We are also going to provide an additional exit on to the High Street for after 11pm on busy nights out to minimise noise on to Castle Street.

“Along with the door staff and CCTV, we believe we can keep disruption to no more than can be expected for an active town centre.”

The proposals are expected to be discussed by Wycombe District Council’s Planning Committee on July 30.

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1:09pm Tue 15 Jul 14

chepping100 says...

This is the story the BFP should have ran in the first place, rather than the nonsense about “encouraging men to abandon families”.
This is the story the BFP should have ran in the first place, rather than the nonsense about “encouraging men to abandon families”. chepping100
  • Score: 24

1:52pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Marmite XO says...

Finally a decent night club in the town centre. If the rumours about it becoming a casino are true, I'll be over the moon.
Finally a decent night club in the town centre. If the rumours about it becoming a casino are true, I'll be over the moon. Marmite XO
  • Score: 4

2:14pm Tue 15 Jul 14

chepping100 says...

"Ventilation and extraction will all be on the opposite side of the building to Corporation Street, as will the smoking area."

Will this disturb the winos in the churchyard?
Consideration should be given for their quality of life.
"Ventilation and extraction will all be on the opposite side of the building to Corporation Street, as will the smoking area." Will this disturb the winos in the churchyard? Consideration should be given for their quality of life. chepping100
  • Score: 7

2:24pm Tue 15 Jul 14

chepping100 says...

Marmite XO

"Finally a decent night club in the town centre. If the rumours about it becoming a casino are true, I'll be over the moon."

Then support it at:
http://publicaccess.

wycombe.gov.uk/idoxp
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Otherwise the objectors will prevail.
Marmite XO "Finally a decent night club in the town centre. If the rumours about it becoming a casino are true, I'll be over the moon." Then support it at: http://publicaccess. wycombe.gov.uk/idoxp a-web/applicationDet ails.do?activeTab=do cuments&keyVal=N5WRZ HSCG5000 Otherwise the objectors will prevail. chepping100
  • Score: 1

2:59pm Tue 15 Jul 14

spiceboy1981ogs says...

Excellent article, let's get behind new businesses I'm Wycombe!!
Excellent article, let's get behind new businesses I'm Wycombe!! spiceboy1981ogs
  • Score: 14

2:59pm Tue 15 Jul 14

spiceboy1981ogs says...

*in
*in spiceboy1981ogs
  • Score: 0

9:22pm Tue 15 Jul 14

valleyviewboy says...

Yes! Mini golf in Wycombe! I'm in!
Yes! Mini golf in Wycombe! I'm in! valleyviewboy
  • Score: 4

9:26pm Tue 15 Jul 14

valleyviewboy says...

chepping100 wrote:
Marmite XO

"Finally a decent night club in the town centre. If the rumours about it becoming a casino are true, I'll be over the moon."

Then support it at:
http://publicaccess.


wycombe.gov.uk/idoxp

a-web/applicationDet

ails.do?activeTab=do

cuments&keyVal=N
5WRZ
HSCG5000

Otherwise the objectors will prevail.
How do you go about supporting it? I've never done anything like this before but the thought of trying sounds like a nice idea. Can you send comments to be read at the planning committee?
[quote][p][bold]chepping100[/bold] wrote: Marmite XO "Finally a decent night club in the town centre. If the rumours about it becoming a casino are true, I'll be over the moon." Then support it at: http://publicaccess. wycombe.gov.uk/idoxp a-web/applicationDet ails.do?activeTab=do cuments&keyVal=N 5WRZ HSCG5000 Otherwise the objectors will prevail.[/p][/quote]How do you go about supporting it? I've never done anything like this before but the thought of trying sounds like a nice idea. Can you send comments to be read at the planning committee? valleyviewboy
  • Score: 3

10:05am Wed 16 Jul 14

chepping100 says...

valleyviewboy:

Paste this link into your browser and press return:

http://publicaccess.
wycombe.gov.uk/idoxp
a-web/applicationDet
ails.do?activeTab=do
cuments&keyVal=N5WRZ
HSCG5000

Click on the login button.

Click on register

Then follow the steps on the screen

The planning application is 14/06368/FUL.
valleyviewboy: Paste this link into your browser and press return: http://publicaccess. wycombe.gov.uk/idoxp a-web/applicationDet ails.do?activeTab=do cuments&keyVal=N5WRZ HSCG5000 Click on the login button. Click on register Then follow the steps on the screen The planning application is 14/06368/FUL. chepping100
  • Score: 0

8:21pm Fri 18 Jul 14

geriatrix says...

The picture captioned in the printed (£0.90) paper as Castle Street is in fact the Oxford Road at the other end of the town. Have to wonder what else the BFP gets wrong when they can't even get the right photograph of one of the main streets of the town right.
The picture captioned in the printed (£0.90) paper as Castle Street is in fact the Oxford Road at the other end of the town. Have to wonder what else the BFP gets wrong when they can't even get the right photograph of one of the main streets of the town right. geriatrix
  • Score: 0

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