After four years of frustrating delays the planning application to convert the former Rose and Crown pub in central Almondbury into a shop and offices was passed in July, subject to some modifications to vehicle access and residential amenity with respect to the adjacent house that are being negotiated by officers.
The plans can be seen in the sub-Committee minutes here.
“This has been a very difficult negotiation over many years,” said Cllr Linda Wilkinson. “In my view the building is close to becoming dangerously derelict, and I have lost count of the number of times I have reported the boards covering the windows being torn off by local youths. The majority of local residents who have contacted me over the years have supported the proposal for a retail and office development, preserving important historic features of the building. I am informed that the owner has local connections and is keen to get on with the development once final approval is given.”