Former Hitchin pub to make way for housing development

A FORMER pub in Hitchin which shut its doors three years ago could be demolished to make way for a new housing development.

An application has been put in to build on the brownfield land where The Orchard and Anvil pub on Nightingale road is situated. The building, which is currently boarded up, shut its doors in 2008 and has been empty ever since.

Planning permission is being sought by Hitchin business BBR Architects to knock it down and put a block of 12 flats in its place.

The development would include 10 two bedroom flats and two one bedroom flats on site. They would be accompanied by car parking, an amenity area and cycle and bin stores on site.

It’s all part of a requirement to provide a minimum of 6,200 additional new homes in the North Herts district between 2001 and 2021.

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