Flats plan for pub to be decided on soon
Controversial plans to knock down a historic Kent pub to build flats are expected to be decided before Christmas.
Developers want to build a five-storey block in place of the neglected Prince Albert in New Street, Ashford, which became derelict after closing in 2008. The building is widely considered to have become an eyesore in the town.
Whitehaven Estates have now revealed a new image of their scheme after first submitting the plans to Ashford Borough Council earlier this year.
They want to build 14 two-bedroom flats and commercial space for shops or offices on the ground floor. Public comments have been invited and the plans are now expected to be decided by the council’s planning committee at its next meeting or during December.
The derelict pub, which was also once known as the Prince of Orange, was gutted by fire in 2014.