A VILLAGE pub has had to ask for planning permission to put a climbing frame in its garden.

The Blue Boar in Longworth near Faringdon sent its plan to Vale of White Horse District Council, saying the frame would have two towers, a 'clatter bridge' and climbing wall.

The structure will also have a slide and monkey bars.

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Writing on behalf of the pub, a planning agent from Abel Design Services in the village wrote to the council's planning department: "The proposal is to erect a children’s climbing frame in the top of the rear public house garden which has recently been re-vamped.

"The existing landlord has endeavoured to make this area much more appealing to patrons with new turf and picnic tables.

"The proposed climbing frame would sit in a purpose made deep bark area approx. 7m x 5m."


The planning agent also reassured officers that the landlord 'purposely ordered the towers with solid rear walls to avoid any overlooking into the neighbouring garden'.

He added: "Furthermore, as the children using the area will likely be less than 10 years old and with their parents, the noise impact on the neighbourhood would probably be limited to lunchtimes and early evenings.

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"Consequently, as the Blue Boar Public House is an asset for the village and the visual impact would be negligible we feel it should be wholly supported."

Members of public can see the plan for themselves at whitehorsedc.gov.uk using reference number P19/V1662/FUL