Plan to knock down pub and build flats

Kentish Express Ashford & District - East Kent Property - - HOMESNEWS -

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.

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