A Chesterfield pub is to be demolished and turned into a retail centre – potentially creating 30 new jobs.
The Trumpeter in Harehill Road will be transformed into a centre including a new cafe-bar and convenience store along with up to four independent retail units which may include a hairdresser, launderette and takeaway.
Chesterfield Borough Council passed planning permission for the proposals earlier this month.
Martin Rix, of MAD Architects LLP, said: “We are trying to create a new retail centre for the community, providing facilities and services which are much-needed in the area.
“Hopefully this development can act as a catalyst for further improvements locally.”
Developer Terry Caton added: “We didn’t just want to take away the facilities from the community. We wanted to look at this site in a different way.”
In a planning report, Chesterfield Borough Council stated: “The development has been sympathetically designed to reflect the scale and form of the wider area.
“A contemporary design approach has been taken which is felt would give the scheme an independent identity that would serve beneficial.”
It is hoped the centre will open sometime next year.
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