Ambitious plans to transform a derelict former pub in the centre of the picturesque village of Chipping into a hotel have been approved by Ribble Valley Council last week.
Originally built in 1779, The Talbot Inn is a Grade II listed building and has been closed for business for some years with the building now falling into disrepair.
The architect in charge of the project, Ivan Wilson of IWA Architects Ltd, Clitheroe, described how the development will breathe new life into the prominent village-centre property.
He said: “This is a £2.5m project which aims to provide an economically viable building for sustainable use.
“The plans include 20 bedrooms, an extension to provide bar, bistro, function rooms and a catering kitchen with parking for 46 cars.”
The developers hope that the completed scheme will revive the listed buildings and benefit the village as a whole.
It is anticipated that a minimum of 30 full-time jobs will be created with a healthy boost to tourism for the village part of the overall outcome.
Villagers reactions to the plans have been very positive on the whole, the only objections being from properties in the immediate vicinity and some concerns regarding parking provision as there are already issues on the busy main street.
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