Plan to replace Derby pub with car breaking yard faces opposition

Oct 10, 2018 | Derby Street

More than 90 people have signed a petition against the scheme

Plans to build a vehicle breaking business on a site known for anti-social behaviour could be given the green light tomorrow.

Proposals could see a new car breaking unit built in Sinfin Lane, Sinfin, on land previously occupied by the now-demolished Cock ‘n’ Bull pub, which closed in 2009.

The new site would be home to Adam’s Autos, which currently trades from an address in Cotton Lane, where it would specialise in the supply of used and reconditioned vehicle accessories, parts and spares.

Nearby residents previously said “anything” built on the site would be better than the anti-social behaviour they faced on the site since the pub closed, including fighting, drinking and arson.

But after the application was submitted, the city council received a 92-signature petition objecting to the scheme.

Residents voiced their concerns about noise, environmental impact and visual impact, with some objectors suggesting that a better use for the land would be residential.

Now council bosses will debate the proposals when they meet at a planning committee at Derby City Council at 6pm on Thursday, October 11 – with planning officers recommending ahead of the meeting that the scheme be given the go-ahead.

The report reads: “The proposed industrial development is appropriate in principle in this location and is considered acceptable in terms of impacts on residential amenity, highway safety, protected trees and character of the street scene, subject to compliance with recommended conditions.”

The Cock ‘n’ Bull was built in 1934 by Strettons Brewery and was originally called the Sinfin Hotel.

It was renamed The Saxon in the 1970s and then the Cock ‘n’ Bull after a refurbishment by brewers Ansells in 1982.

After the pub closed in 2009, the following year its owner successfully applied for permission to turn it into a venue to host functions – but those plans never came to fruition.

It then fell into a derelict state, becoming a target for vandals until it was demolished.


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