Plans could see derelict pub become nine flats

Plans could see a derelict pub become nine flats.

Plans could see a derelict pub become nine flats. - Credit: Archant

Planning permission has been lodged on a well-known former pub in Hitchin – to turn it into residential property.

The planning documents received by North Herts District Council apply to convert The Sailor Boy in Woolgrove Road, Walsworth, into nine new flats.

The scheme shows five flats on the first floor and a new build providing a further four. Chris Parker from Keep Hitchin Special told the Comet: “I’m objecting to this application on the grounds of overdevelopment.”

A spokesman for North Herts District Council added: “The application to convert and extend The Sailor Boy into flats is at the consultation stage of the planning process.

“Residents, agencies such as Highway Development Control at Hertfordshire County Council, and the Environment Agency will all be consulted – with the period lasting for a minimum of 21 days.

“The officer will then assess the application and prepare a recommendation based on responses received.”

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