A WETHERSPOON pub has lodged plans to build new doors to its beer garden.

The Blackwater Stream pub in Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone, wants to install the bi-fold doors to ‘enhance the dining and drinking experience’ at the pub.

A design and access statement submitted to BCP Council by K D Paine Associates Ltd on behalf of J D Wetherspoon said the application ‘creates stronger visual connectivity with the garden and also improves the natural light within the pub’.

It added that the doors would ‘improve the dining experience of customers in the existing pub by creating a more opened up experience’.

Bournemouth Echo: The pub said the new doors would 'enhance the dining and drinking experience' at the pub.

A planning statement submitted with the application said: “The proposal by JD Wetherspoon public house to create new bi-fold doors to the existing pub in these premises satisfies this aim, in that it provides for more interest to the buildings façade and also encourages and welcomes customers into the public house by creating a more visually prominent access into the pub.

“Moreover, it also amplifies the experience of existing customers in the pub by creating a sense of transparency and connectivity with the beer garden and thus the outdoors, which enhances their dining/drinking experience.”

The statement continued by saying that the pub, along with all Spoons pubs, does not play ‘amplified or piped music’, does not host ‘themed entertainment nights, live bands or sporting events’.

It said: “There is always a responsible manager on site during opening hours of the premises.

“The proposal does not alter the existing use of the building but simply enhances and elevates the existing use to create an even better and more desirable user experience, all while following the rules and norms of the BCP council.

“We recommend the application should be approved.”

The Blackwater Stream is one of six Wetherspoon pubs in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole conurbation.

Earlier in February, the national chain known for its cheap pints announced that it would be selling Poole pub The Quay. The pub will continue trading until it is sold.

Last year, Wetherspoon pub The Nightjar, in Ferndown, closed permanently.