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Appeal: Pub conversion would ‘significantly harm’ local community

Great Broughton

Permission has been refused for a 64-bed care home on the site of a public house in Great Broughton, Chester, after an inspector determined that loss of the pub would “cause significant harm to the cultural and social well being of the local community.”

Inspector Roger Catchpole noted that the Centurion pub ceased trading in January 2016 after an alleged steady decline in trade. A report produced by the appellant in April 2015 concluded that any income made by the pub would be insufficient to support the estimated investment required to bring the property into full repair, and therefore the chances of finding a willing investor would be “ext.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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