Parish council bids to save pub from demolition

PUBLISHED: 13:00 07 April 2017

The Lord Nelson, Cleeve.

The Lord Nelson, Cleeve.

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Cleeve Parish Council has lodged an attempt to save the village’s historic pub.

The Lord Nelson is set to be demolished and replaced with a petrol station and convenience store.

But the parish council has appealed to Historic England to give the 80-year-old building listed status, which could save it from being knocked down.

Council chairman Hilary Burn said: “We have put it to Historic England to list the building.

“The design is 1937, it’s a period piece. The chimneys are particularly fine, as are the mullions around the windows.”

The owner of the Lord Nelson, Tout Ltd, hit back at claims it ‘incentivised’ locals to support its proposals this week.


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