Client: Rudyard Properties Ltd
Application Type: Full Application
Demolition of the former Cross Keys public house and buildings and construction of one retail unit to be occupied by a Co – op foodstore.
APL secured Full Planning permission for the demolition of the former Cross Keys public house and the construction of a retail unit and associated parking and servicing areas to be occupied by a Co-op foodstore.
The scheme was challenging with objections from the Council and local residents signing petitions objecting to the loss of the pub and impact on existing retail facilities. The Highway Authority also initially objected to the scheme. The Council stated an intention to refuse the scheme.
APL worked to demonstrate the compliance of the scheme with planning policy and also combat the negativity regarding the loss of the pub and reinforce that the retail store would also be a community facility of a nature that was heavily relied upon during the pandemic. APL also worked collaboratively with the highways consultant and architect to overcome the objection from the Highway Authority. The application was successfully approved at Planning Committee and will be occupied by a Co-op foodstore.
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