A revised planning application has been submitted to CBC in relation to the Russell Arms in Hales Road. An earlier unsuccessful earlier application, which was withdrawn following a large number of objections, would have seen the pub demolished and replaced by a block of six flats. The new plan sees the retention of a redeveloped pub and cellar, but with four apartments replacing the upper floors. CBC Ref 16/00114/FUL refers.

Another planning application, which would have seen the former Maple Leaf in Hewlett Road, turned into 9 flats, has been rejected. There were almost 70 letters of objections to the proposal. See CBC Ref 15/02269 for details.

The St Pauls Tavern has closed following the decision of the current licensee to call time on her 8 year tenure. The future of the free-house, in St Pauls Road, is not known.

Becoming available early in the autumn will be the tenancy on The Plough in Prestbury. The current licensees, Kathy and Keith will be retiring after running the pub for the last five years. The pub won the summer Pub of the Season award in 2014 and was a runner up in last year‟s Branch Cider Pub-of-the-Year competition.

The former Gold Cup on Coronation Square, closed since 2006, is to be demolished and replaced by a new retail unit.

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