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Appeal: Pub’s conversion to flats dismissed after local community opposition

West Yorkshire

A vacant pub's proposed conversion into apartments has been dismissed, following an extensive and inspired campaign by a local community group.

The Holywell Inn, situated in the centre of the community of Holywell Green in West Yorkshire, has traded more or less continuously since the 1820s. Over the past 10 years or so the pub has struggled financially and changed hands numerous times. It was acquired by the appellant in 2011, who kept it open at first, but closed it after six months as it continued to struggle. Despite stating his or.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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