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