We reported last year that the owners of the Bella Vista Hotel had purchased the property at 1 Kenthurst Road and intended to build The Hop House.

These plans have now changed as they have recently also purchased 3 Kenthurst Road, so a new DA has been submitted as follows: The Kent Pub The Kent Pub will contain a combined bar and dining area, TAB, gaming lounge, amenities, cellar, back-of-house areas and associated signage (comprising a pylon sign and façade signs).

The hotel will trade between 7.00am – 12.00 midnight (Mondays – Saturdays), and 7.00am – 10.00pm (Sundays) and cater for up to two hundred (200) patrons plus staff. There is a designated garbage/waste area and loading and unloading zone. On-site car parking will be provided for forty (40) vehicles. A courtesy bus will be available to patrons.

The proposal represents a redesign of the approved development on No.1 Kenthurst Road and the applicant considers its a better outcome for the community and Council. The applicant states ‘The consolidation of the two properties provides an improved layout with the outdoor courtyard facing the commercial centre rather than the nearby residential properties and the provision of 40 on-site car spaces represents a 100% increase on the original 19 spaces previously allowed for.’

Submissions are now open. The DA 930/2019/HA