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Archaeology may delay flats plan
Archaeologists could be called in to search for the remains of a medieval hospital on the site of a former nightclub in Shropshire.

The Hospital St John is thought to have been situated where the Old Vic club is currently, on the corner of Victoria Road and Roft Street in Oswestry.

Developers want to convert the Victorian building into 24 apartments, adding an extension on the east side.

But planners have been advised to search for historical remains first.

Neighbours have also objected, saying there needs to be more car parking provision and the redevelopment of the building should be more sympathetic in its design.

Oswestry Borough Council's planning committee is expected to make a decision next week.


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