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Inn conversion seeks green light
Crook Inn
Plans have been lodged to convert the hotel into flats
Plans to convert a famous hostelry in the Scottish Borders into flats have been recommended for approval.

Inverwest Ltd has sought permission for its proposals at The Crook Inn in the Peeblesshire village of Tweedsmuir.

A decision was deferred by the local area committee last month in light of claims a key condition to allow the scheme to proceed had not been met.

However, planning officers have recommended - as they did in December - that the project get the green light.

Opponents to the scheme claimed that an attempt to sell the property at market value as a going concern has not been made.

They said it has been overpriced and under-marketed.

Those concerns prompted councillors to defer a decision on the plans last month.

The Tweeddale Area Committee will now meet to discuss the plans on 28 January.



SEE ALSO
Decision deferred on inn housing
18 Dec 07 |  South of Scotland
Pub buyout proposals move forward
19 Nov 07 |  South of Scotland
Locals plan pub community buyout
08 May 07 |  South of Scotland
Crook conversion objections made
07 Dec 06 |  South of Scotland
Owner calls time on historic pub
27 Nov 06 |  South of Scotland

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