There will be a village open meeting facilitated by Monxton Parish Council at 8.00 pm on Thursday 13th June 2019, at Monxton Village Hall to discuss plans for the Black Swan.

This meeting is solely to allow villagers to review the following planning applications: 19/01230/LBWN & 19/01229/FULLN put forward by DC Li Builders and discuss any issues or concerns with Joe Li who will attend.

In summary, the plans are to convert the current Black Swan to a residential dwelling.

To build a new public house at the rear of the Black Swan Car park.

To build 2 new 2-bedroomed dwellings at the front of the Black Swan car park.

Villagers from Monxton and Amport are welcome to attend the session to discuss the proposals with Joe Li (the developer).

Any queries please contact The Clerk for Monxton Parish Council or by telephone on 01264 773976

The meeting will be an open forum with plans laid out on tables with the developer from DC LI Builders attending to answer any concerns or questions villagers may have with their proposals.

In addition, the Parish Council will review the feedback from the meeting to inform the decision as to how it will comment on the proposals by either supporting, Not Objecting or Objecting to the plans with any planning issues.

We look forward to all villagers from Sunny Bank, Monxton and Amport attending.



  1. mikecleugh says:

    Black Swan Planning Application

    The Planning application for the Black Swan ref 19/01229/FULLN currently has a date for comments of the 14th June, however it has been called to the TVBC planning committee by our Borough Councillor, Maureen Flood, which means that the new date for comments will be sometime in July/August and all comments received up to the day of the planning meeting will be considered.

    So villagers have the time to go to the meeting/open forum on the 13th June (8pm) at the Monxton & Amport village hall and then provide comments either to support or object on the TVBC website and to the Parish Council.

    Some villagers have commented that the application is somewhat confusing in that it mentions a village hub while also talking about a village pub. This confusion appears to be a conflation with a previous plan, which was supported by the Parish council for a new village hall (aka Hub) on the Black Swan car park with this plan to build a new Pub and change the current Black Swan to a residential property.

    Another clarification is that the developer has also used the term relocation of the Black Swan when in reality they intend to turn the current pub into a residential house and build a new building (pub) at the end of the car park plus two houses at the front of the site. Normally they would need to get a change of use agreed by TVBC from Pub to residential, which does not appear to be included in the planning application.

    Villagers should note that the current proposal is not supported by the Parish Council, despite being implied by the developer in their design and Access statement document. Monxton Parish Council (MPC) wishes villagers to advise whether they want to support this development and if not advise any objections using valid planning grounds.
    MPC suggests all interested villagers come to the meeting on the 13th June at the village hall as the developer will attend to address any questions.


  2. Adrian Drage says:

    I believe that the 13th June meeting will be critical in influencing what happens to the Black Swan and its associated carpark. The chance to pose questions to the applicant is an opportunity not to be missed, and I would encourage one and all to attend the meeting to ensure that their views are heard and registered. For without feedback from the village how can MPC take up a realistic position on these planning applications.


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