Beer garden wrangle

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A PUBLICAN has appealed against the council’s action to force him to remove a beer garden he has created in the car park of the Prospect Inn, at New Bank, Halifax.

Paul Sharp has also applied for £4,500 compensation to cover the costs involved in making his appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.

According to Calderdale Council planners, the beer garden is close to nearby homes and its use causes a nuisance which significantly affects the residential amenity of the area.

In addition, use of the decking causes a loss of privacy.

Mr Sharp says planning permission was not necessary and even if it was, it should be granted because the land can lawfully be used as a beer garden.