Derelict pub plan re­jected

Stockport Express - - News -

PLANS to trans­form a derelict pub into ac­com­mo­da­tion for 14 peo­ple have been re­jected.

Blue­prints to re­vamp the Ye Olde Wool­pack, at Brinksway, Edge­ley were shelved af­ter plan­ning com­mit­tee mem­bers slammed the scheme.

Coun Wendy Meikle said she couldn’t think of a ‘worse’ place to live, adding: “The pub is in a dire state – and it needs to be de­mol­ished.

“I can­not sup­port this ap­pli­ca­tion be­cause I would hate to think that any­one would live in a place like that.”

Coun Philip Harding agreed, say­ing: “I’m not go­ing to sup­port it ei­ther be­cause I think it would be ap­palling to live there.”

How­ever, while Coun Brian Bag­nall agreed the build­ing was ‘di­lap­i­dated’ he ar­gued the ap­pli­ca­tion met with plan­ning pol­icy.

“In an ideal world the pub would be knocked down and re­placed, but it’s not an ideal world,” he said.

“We might not like or want it, but I haven’t heard a rea­son to refuse it.”

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