A DERELICT village pub which dates back to the 19th century is to be transformed into a large home and holiday let.
Ribble Valley Borough Council approved plans last week to transform the Grade II listed Talbot Hotel in Chipping, which last traded as a pub in 2004, into a home and holiday let.
Earlier this year a planning application was lodged with Ribble Valley Borough Council outlining a plan to demolish part of the building, in order to turn it into a five-bedroom house, with a two-bed holiday let to be developed in the former coach house ..
The proposals also asked for permission to build three more homes in the pub’s old barn.
And last week, following a meeting of the council’s planning committee, the application was approved, with several conditions.
One of the conditions states: “For the duration of this consent the holiday accommodation here by approved shall not be let to or occupied by any one person or group of persons for a combined total period exceeding 90 days in any one calendar year and in any event shall not be used as a unit of permanent accommodation or any individual (s) sole place of residence. ”
One letter of support had been received by a resident living in the village, with the Parish Council also saying in a statement they were in favor of the scheme – hoping that the works would “improve the visual amenity of the area and prevent further deterioration of the buildings “.
Planning documents submitted with the initial application read: “It is proposed to use the hotel as a five-bedroomed dwelling and a two-bedroomed holiday let to the southern end of the building in the later coach house element.
“The Barn is proposed to be converted into two three-bedroomed dwellings and one two-bedroomed dwellinghouse.”
The proposed development will retain the existing built form of both buildings with external changes kept to a minimum particularly on the front, if approved.
Several previous planning applications have been filed, approved and unfulfilled in recent years.
In conclusion, planners have said: “It is accepted the proposal would not lead to significant harm to the heritage asset and there would be some public benefits with the retention of the buildings and new uses proposed.
“Subject to conditions the scheme would be acceptable with regard to the public benefit and importance and weight to the duty at Section 66 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.”
The picturesque village of Chipping, popular with walkers, is located in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty andki several pubs, cafes and independent shops.