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Appeal: Loss of local pub would not harm community


Permission for the change of use of a local pub to a convenience store has been approved for Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, after an inspector concluded that the loss of the pub would not harm the community’s ability to meet its daily needs.

Inspector Anne Jordan noted that the pub, known as the Mapplewells Inn, had been the subject of two applications for listing as an Asset of Community Value, with the second application as yet undetermined. She acknowledged that this was a clear indication of the level of local value and support for the pub, although this did not preclude its change of use.

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