‘Don’t flatten pub’
LANDMARK FACING DEMOLITION AS FLATS PLANS REVEALED
New plans have been unveiled to demolish and redevelop a landmark building in Ashford.
The derelict Prince Albert pub, in New Street, has been closed since 2008 and was gutted by fire in 2014.
Now proposals have been submitted to knock down the historic building to make way for another block of flats near to the town centre.
The scheme proposes 14 two-bedroom apartments, 14 car parking spaces and ground floor commercial space, which could be used for shops or offices.
But Ashford Museum curator Ian Sharp, who is behind a campaign to save the building, named after a prince who fought for the British at Waterloo said: “We need to keep Ashford’s heritage.”