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Appeal: Strong local support prevents pub’s conversion to house

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Plans to convert a vacant pub into a home in Richmondshire have been blocked after a local community group persuaded an inspector that the pub is valued as a community asset and viable as a business.

The Travellers Rest, in Skeeby, North Yorkshire, was the last remaining pub in the village before it closed in 2008 for reasons including the economic downturn and smoking ban. It was marketed for two years before being bought by the appellant in 2010. In making her decision, inspector Alison Partington referred to the Richmondshire Local Plan Core Strategy, which permits the loss of a communit.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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