Go-ahead for pub and supermarket
The green light has been given for plans to build a new pub and an Iceland supermarket in Stapleford – offering a boost to the local jobs market.
The proposal, submitted by Ilkeston-based Paul Gaughan building consultants, has been approved by Broxtowe Boeough Council.
The plan is to completely overhaul 91 and 93 Derby Road, where former pub, The Pavilion, and its manager’s accommodation stand.
The existing buildings are set to be demolished soon and it is hoped work will soon start on the construction of the new buildings, including the Iceland with car parking.
The proposed site at number 91 currently sits adjacent to a another pub.
But news of the new watering hole comes after a space of other venues closed in the area.
Documents submitted in January in support of the application state: “Some clientele prefer to visit modern, fit for purpose and nicely presented licensed premises.
“The proposed building will be constructed and completed to fit this category.”
Chairman of Stapleford Community Group, Richard MacRae, welcomed the plans.
He said: “With five pub closures it’s welcome news for the community, we all need something to do at night.”
“We already have an award winning pub, the Horse and Jockey free house, and I hear the new pub also plans to be a free house.
“If we could have two award winning pubs in Stapleford it’d be great.”
Richard added: “The addition of Iceland will provide jobs and a real boost to our commmunity.”
A representative from Paul Gaughan was unavailable for comment.