‘Grot spot’ transformation plans approved
Nightclub owner given permission to renovate front of former hotel.
PLANS to transform a town centre “grot spot” have been approved by council planners.
Alterations to the front of the former Inn on the Strand were given the go-ahead by North Devon Council earlier this week.
Work to refurbish the building, boarded up since 2000, began in September and is on-going.
In December, owner Mike Deakin told the Gazette that he was hoping to give a “new look to an old favourite”.
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He also added: “We are hoping to carefully and sympathetically refurbish the front of the building in keeping with the 1930s street scene and hope to be able to open a contemporary new bar in the spring.”
The plans were given full planning approval subject to certain conditions imposed to preserve the character and appearance of the Conservation Area.
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