Revised bid to convert closed pub into home blocked
- Credit: RACHEL EDGE
A second bid to convert a closed pub in Little Bealings into a home has been refused by planners.
The Admiral’s Head, in Sandy Lane, closed in 2012 after landlords Rosario and Jazmine D’Angelo had been in charge for eight and a half years.
Mr and Mrs D’Angelo previously had an application to convert the building into a home turned down in 2017.
However, a revised application was submitted arguing the pub required “significant investment” and local trade would not be enough to maintain it as a business.
A residents’ campaign group - the Friends of The Admiral’s Head - still has intentions of buying and reopening the pub, if funds can be raised.
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East Suffolk Council’s planners have now blocked the revised application, believing the scheme would result in a “complete loss” of a community asset and potentially harm the “social and cultural well-being of the local community”.
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