Old Chesterfield pub to be turned into apartments

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Councillors have approved plans to breathe new life into a former pub in Chesterfield.

On Tuesday, Chesterfield Borough Council's planning committee granted conditional permission for the old Travellers Rest on Sheffield Road to be converted into 12 apartments.

Planning documents state: "The proposals are considered to be appropriate in terms of principle, design and layout, and would have no adverse impact on the character of the property, neighbours, the health and amenity of residents, the vitality of the area, ecology, parking or highway safety.

"Although the loss of the pub is regrettable, the building is likely to continue to deteriorate and suffer from neglect without a viable use.

"The proposed residential use is considered to be appropriate in this sustainable location."

One of the planning condition specifies that car parking should be provided at the rear of the building.

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