Noise from pub play area causes anger

The children's clubhouse to the rear of the Black Swan
The children's clubhouse to the rear of the Black Swan

Angry residents have slammed plans to retain children’s play equipment to the rear of a Pocklington pub because of the excessive noise now coming from the garden area.

Residents on Dean’s Lane are concerned about the look of the equipment at the back of The Black Swan, on Market Place, as well as the noise children are making when they use the equipment.

Among the equipment that has been installed is a children’s clubhouse, which requires planning permission.

Rear double doors have also been fitted without planning permission for the second time, after an application to retain them in 2005 was rejected by members of East Riding Council’s planning committee.

Jean Chapman is one of the disgruntled residents on Dean’s Lane who is hoping East Riding Council’s western area planning sub-committee reject a planning application by Enterprise Inns Plc to retain the play equipment and double doors.

Full story in 17 October Pocklington Post.