Plan to knock down pub and build flats
A developer wants to demolish a well-known Medway pub and build flats.
The Beacon Court Tavern in Gilingham closed in June last year and was sold at auction for £370,000.
Now a developer has applied for permission to knock it down and build three one-bedroom and six two-bedroom flats with nine parking spaces. The curved front of the original building would be retained.
The planning application states: “The scheme has many positive attributes. It retains the best feature of the original building and compliments it with a residential building of good quality.
“The scheme is self-sufficient in terms of parking.
“The proposal will help liven up the street scene and the development will help to fulfil a need, both national and local, for new housing.”
The Beacon Court Tavern was built in the 1860s as part of a housing development along Trafalgar Street, Copenhagen Road and part of Gillingham Road.