Derelict pub to get new lease of life

Derelict pub to get new lease of life

A derelict pub is set to get a new lease of life after being given the go ahead for a big change.

The Nags Head in Laceby is set to become a new Lincolnshire Co-Op store after being given permission to split the pub in two.

By splitting the pub in two it is hoped that another tenant will be willing to take on the other half of the pub.

The left half, formerly known as the Waterloo Inn, will become the Co-op.

Most of the 58 parking spaces to the rear of the pub will be retained.

The 20th century extensions will also be demolished to restore the building’s original Georgian character.

Development manager Matt Wilkinson told the council’s planning committee that this had been a long-term goal for the group: “We have been looking for the right location in Laceby for over a decade. After the Nag’s Head came on the market six months ago for the third or fourth time, we decided the time was the right for us to step in.”

“We aren’t a developer looking to make quick money on it. We will run the shop ourselves and try to find a tenant for the public house.

“It will create a good number of jobs and bring a vacant building back into use.”

Council officers said that while it wasn’t guaranteed that the pub would be able to reopen, having a thriving shop next door was the best chance to find a tenant.

They agreed unanimously on the plans.

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