A GRADE II Listed pub and hotel has received planning permission for additional bedrooms and parking spaces.

The Nags Head pub and hotel in Little Kingshill, Great Missenden, received unanimous support to transform part of its venue to include several new bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms – and to convert the outdoor drinking area into parking spaces.

Approval of the planning application was carried during the East Buckinghamshire Area Planning Committee, on Tuesday, August 25.

Committee members voted swiftly for conditional permission of the development.

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Adam Michaels, a speaker for the 13-year family-run business, cited high operational costs which prompted a “need to grow”.

“After five years and three [prior planning] applications, I believe we have finally found a solution considerate to the Chilterns AONB, the listed building, and the longevity of the Nags Head public house.”

Cllr Julie Burton said: “When the previous application came in, I was against what I considered to be rather large extensions.

“I’m absolutely delighted to see this [revised application] now. I went past the pub on Sunday and it was absolutely buzzing.

“I think it’s going to be a great asset to the Great Missenden area and the whole of south Bucks.”

Cllr Nick Rose echoed those sentiments saying the application was a “huge improvement”.

The application seeks to:

  • Demolish an existing two-story extension;
  • Build a replacement part two, part single-story rear/side extension;
  • Construct a separate building for additional hotel rooms;
  • Extend the existing car park.

Internal alterations and associated landscaping are also going ahead.

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Alterations to the existing building will expand the pub kitchen and food storage capacity, while creating space upstairs for bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.

While a detached outbuilding will comprise six bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.

Alterations to the pub garden will make way for 27 parking spaces, including two disabled bays, with access to London Road. There is also a cycle stand.

Permission is subject to conservation of the 15th Century country pub and hotel, as well as its impact on the openness of the Green Belt and the character and appearance of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The development also has the support of Great Missenden Parish Council.

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