Plans to make changes at Clitheroe pub

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An application to change the use of a town centre pub will be discussed by planning chiefs tomorrow.

Members of Ribble Valley Borough Council’s planning committee will debate plans to change the use of the White Horse pub on York Street, Clitheroe, which currently has living accommodation, to two shops and five apartments with alterations outside.

The White Horse pub is described by planners as being “a prominently sited and opulently designed three storey building within Clitheroe town centre and Clitheroe Conservation Area”.

It is suggested positions for four full-time employees will be created as a result of the shop development which will be on the ground floor. However, no opening hours have yet been suggested for the retail units.

One of the residential units will incorporate the rear element of the existing courtyard accessed from the cart entrance on York Street. Two other units will be on the first floor and two more on the second floor.

The plan is recommended for approval by the borough council’s planning officers.