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Former pub could become Indian diner
8:00am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in News
MOVES are being made to convert a former pub near Overton into a ‘high-quality’ Indian restaurant.
An application for planning permission has been made to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to carry out work on the Deane Gate Inn on the B3400 which is currently in disrepair.
Proposed work includes the erection of a single and a two-storey extension while taking down the current rear extension and chimney, replacing the roof and creating a mezzanine floor.
The application states that the two-storey roof needs a full recovery and the rear extension has a collapsed roof.
The applicants are Winchester-based FMR, their application says: “The building has fallen into disrepair largely due to a lack of planned maintenance and the effects on the structure due to the age of the property.”
Agents Boyce Associates submitted the application and stated that because of the economic effects on the public house trade, using the property for this purpose would not be viable.
It added: “It is also highly unlikely that the property would be purchased for conversion to a dwelling in view of the high level of traffic noise.
“The applicant has therefore purchased the property with a proposal to repair and extend the existing building to create a further ‘signature’, high-quality, Indian restaurant, retaining a public house facility for local residents and non-diners.”
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