A VILLAGE pub could be set to have a facelift to its outdoor area.

Plans have been submitted by Fuller’s brewery, who own the The Calleva Arms, in Little London Road, Silchester, to build a new single storey garden room and decking area.

The plans are set to be approved and will be discussed at a development control committee meeting on Wednesday, 6 December.

If approved, developers will demolish the existing conservatory in favour of the new room, which will also include a rear extension to provide new accessible toilet facilities.

The original structure of the pub dates back to the 19th century and it has had numerous alterations undertaken through the years, including the current side conservatory.

In a planning statement for the proposal, it states: “The proposal introduces a pitched roof, matching fenestration detailing and materials to the original structure. Whilst the side extension would be visible from the public realm it would not be harmful to the character and appear of the area or Conservation Area and the locally listed building.

“It is considered that the proposed decking and raised planting is acceptable, it is modest in its scale and would not result in an overdevelopment of the site or significant loss of garden space given the size of the plot.”

However, some residents are not in favour of the plans, saying the new garden room would have an “overbearing” impact on the surrounding properties.

Diane Long of The Common, Silchester, said: “The increase in the number of customers who will use the proposed decking area will cause an increased amount of overlooking and lack of privacy for the front bedrooms of my property.”

Another resident added: “The new structure will be larger than the conservatory that currently exists, as a result the building will extend further out into the garden and end up closer to our boundary, elevating noise about current levels.”

Councillors will make a decision on the proposals on Wednesday.