Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 11°C

ESTD 1874 Search

WIN A NEW HYUNDAI i10 - See the EADT on June 8 for full details

Bury St Edmunds/Kedington: Alternative uses have been proposed for two shut pubs

19:00 14 January 2014

The Minden Rose  in Bury St Edmunds. Taken in 2008.

The Minden Rose in Bury St Edmunds. Taken in 2008.

Alternative uses have been put forward for two shut pubs in west Suffolk.

shares

Kids Play Childcare is interested in turning the Minden Rose in Newmarket Road, Bury St Edmunds, into a nursery.

And Greene King Retailing Ltd is proposing that the White Horse pub in Kedington – which stopped trading in August 2011 – becomes a family home.

In a recent East Anglian Daily Times article, Bob Whittle, regional director of estate agent Fleurets, said about half of the pubs they sell will remain as pubs while the other half are destined to become business or residential properties.

A design, planning and access statement, prepared by Caldecotte Consultants, on behalf of Greene King, said residential use was the only viable option to ensure the restoration of the White Horse, which is a Grade II listed building dating back to the early 19th Century.

It said: “Bringing this prominent listed building back into a viable and active use should weigh heavily in favour of approving this development. The works to be undertaken to this listed building would better reveal its significance and would protect this historic fabric of the building. The property has been disused for over 28 months and been marketed for sale for over 24 months without success.”

A heritage impact assessment, submitted with the planning application, said the alterations would not unreasonably affect the character of the building.

A spokeswoman for Kids Play Childcare said the company, which has a nursery at the town’s Station Hill, was looking to open a second nursery in Bury. “It will provide another 60 nursery places for children between the age of six weeks to five years,” she said.

Greene King closed the Minden Rose in spring last year and put it up for sale. “We are currently in discussions with a potential buyer, the details of which must remain confidential at this stage,” a Greene King spokeswoman said.

Rollers UK Ltd, the holding company for Kids Play Childcare, and Greene King Retailing Ltd have submitted planning applications to St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

Related articles

shares

1 comment

Suffolk show day 2
Another beautiful day at the Suffolk show

Could a record-breaking Suffolk Show be heading to break even for the first time in years?

Interbreed sheep supreme champion judging

There is no hiding the broad smiles on the faces of the organisers of the Suffolk Show this afternoon.

Emergency services at the scene of the fatal crash near Rougham

A teenager who died following a crash on the A14 near Rougham on Tuesday has been named as John Walsh.

Travellers on St Andrew's long stay car park, Bury St Edmunds.

Travellers have moved onto a Bury St Edmunds town centre car park which is already covered by an injunction to prevent illegal encampments.

The collision on the A14 in Girton

Police have stopped motorists who have been filming or taking pictures of a crash site on the A14 that involved four lorries and a car.

Judging takes place for the Suffolk Agricultural Association and Young Farmers Stockpersons competition, in memory of Charlotte Cobbald.

Young Farmers from across Suffolk and north Essex today took part in a new competition created to celebrate the life of Charlotte Cobbald, who died last year at the age of 17.

Two Rivers Medical Centre

Work to create a £6million state-of-the-art medical centre in Ipswich is set to get under way next month, it has been revealed.

Visitors got to take part in a range of activities in the sports village at the Suffolk Show 2015. The Ipswich Handball Club.

Get active, be active and stay active.

Daryl Fruen with Rocky the continental giant

My best in show by a clear mile had to be Rocky, the award-winning continental giant rabbit.

Library image of a police car.

A five vehicle collision on the A14 is caused severe delays for motorists heading to the Suffolk Show earlier this morning.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages