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Romford Wetherspoons could be getting a roof terrace

PUBLISHED: 17:00 07 March 2018

This is how the Moon and Stars rooftop terrace could look if it is given planning permission. Photo: JD Wetherspoon

This is how the Moon and Stars rooftop terrace could look if it is given planning permission. Photo: JD Wetherspoon

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A Romford Wetherspoons could be in line for a £800k revamp including a rooftop terrace.

This is how the Moon and Stars rooftop terrace could look if it is given planning permission. Photo: JD Wetherspoon This is how the Moon and Stars rooftop terrace could look if it is given planning permission. Photo: JD Wetherspoon

The Moon and Stars - which is one of two Wetherspoons in South Street - submitted a planning application last month to add extra seating and tables on the roof of the pub.

This was a resubmission of an original application that was rejected by the council in Decemeber because of potential noise problems.

The new 240 square meter extension would be built on an underused area of flat roof at the rear of the pub.

According to the design and access statement submitted by JD Wetherspoon, there would be no PA system and no live, amplified or piped music of any kind on the terrace.

It also states that there would be a dedicated area for smokers that would be separated by screens, signs and furniture.

JD Wetherspoon also included an updated acoustic report in the resubmitted application, in the hope that after it being quoted as the main reason for refusual in the past that this might help them get the green light from planning officers.

The opening times of the terrace are yet to be decided, but the pub would prefer it to be open the same hours as the pub however this is open to be negotiated.

There will be virtually no building work needed according to the design statement, and it states that at the moment the terrace is currently cluttered ventilation equipment with a brick parapet.

CGI images of what the terrace could look like show a bright and exciting space, with fairy lights, a number of table and chairs and if granted planning permission it could be the place that you spend most of your summer.

Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “The Moon and Stars is an extremely popular pub and we are always keen to improve it for the benefit of our customers.

“Our aim is to build a roof garden, subject to the necessary permissions being granted.

“We would be looking to invest £800,000 on the project.

“We have resubmitted the plans with an acoustic survey in order to show the minimal impact on the surroundings.

“The project highlights our commitment to the pub and Romford itself.

“We will await the outcome of the planning committee.”

JD Wetherspoon now has to wait for consultations to be carried out, before a decision is made by Havering London Borough Council by Monday, April 2.

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