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Famous pub flats verdict delayed
Crook Inn
Councillors want to see the property marketed again
Councillors in the Scottish Borders have recommended a historic pub should be put back on the market before being considered for conversion to flats.

The Tweeddale Area Committee has deferred a decision on plans for the Crook Inn for four months.

Inverwest Ltd wants to convert the Tweedsmuir building into housing - a move planners recommended for approval.

However, councillors have now said the inn should be remarketed at a price recommended by the district valuer.

Opponents to the plans had argued that previous attempts to sell the property had been overpriced.

The council's latest decision now means that a community trust set up to save the pub will have a chance to try and buy it.

They believe it can still be run as a viable business.



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