Pub demolition plans slammed

PUBLISHED: 15:00 10 March 2018

An artist's impression of Tout Ltd's plans for the Lord Nelson. Picture: Tout Ltd

An artist's impression of Tout Ltd's plans for the Lord Nelson. Picture: Tout Ltd

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Plans which will see an ‘iconic’ village pub demolished have come under fire from a parish council.

The Lord Nelson, in Cleeve, is set to be knocked down and replaced with a multi-use complex including a petrol station, pub café and offices.

Tout Ltd, owners of the site, lodged a bid to North Somerset Council for planning permission last month, with more than 250 people registering objections to the proposals.

Around 100 people have supported the plans on the council’s planning portal.

But Cleeve Parish Council has made its disapproval of the plans clear in an 8,000-word objection to North Somerset’s planning officers.

It read: “The parish council objects to this application as it is breaking up a community by demolition of an iconic much-loved building.

“There are major traffic and car parking concerns around this development which will undermine the safety of the community.”

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