A Tynedale pub is looking to redecorate.

Greene King pub The Black Bull, in Corbridge, has applied for planning permission from Northumberland County Council for structural works to the roof, internal redecoration, and external landscaping.

As the pub, on Middle Street, is Grade II listed, they have also had to apply for listed building consent.

According to a Design, Access and Heritage Statement, ‘spreading’ is occurring in the existing roof structure causing movement in the roof and walls, and it states a structural engineer has recommended that tie rods and keeper plates are installed within the roof and floor voids to prevent any further spread.

The statement says whilst works are on site, there will be an internal refurbishment.

Outdoor works include the creation of a new courtyard garden zone within the existing car park, which the applicant’s agent says will double the number of external covers.

Corbridge Parish Council have said they have “no objection to the structural works to secure the stability of the building”.

However, they added: “The planning authority needs to assess the proposals for the substantial increase in external seating very carefully in terms of its impact on neighbouring residential amenity.”

The reference number for the planning application is: 21/01360/LBC