The plans, which were recommended for refusal by planning officers, were deferred for a month by councillors deciding the application to allow them time to visit the site for themselves before making a final decision.
The proposals, which include the demolition of the pub and the building of a one-storey supermarket with car parking, have divided local residents.
“The building is certainly considered to be of strong heritage interest,” a report from the planning officer says. “It is a fine example of a ‘reformed’ Public House…The loss of the building…would be significantly detrimental when considered from a heritage perspective.”
The report recommending refusal of the plans can be viewed by following this link.
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