‘Don’t flat­ten pub’

LAND­MARK FAC­ING DE­MO­LI­TION AS FLATS PLANS RE­VEALED

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

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.”

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