A PUB which closed its doors could be set to re-open in time for Easter weekend – albeit on a smaller scale.
The Mowbray, in Hartlepool’s Mowbray Road on the Fens estate, closed and was brought by developers looking to transform the site into retail units.
The main building is currently being re-fitted into a convenience store, with developers in talks with a couple of chains interested in moving in, while Deli B sandwich shop is also operating from the site.
But now Hartlepool Borough Council’s planning committee is to meet to discuss the plans for a smaller pub on the site, which if successful, will be known as The Mowbray.
Jon Whitfield, a director at Hartlepool-based Euro Property Management, said there has been support from 300 local residents.
Despite the site originally being a pub, it needs planning permission because it is now classed as a mixed development.
A report added: “Planning permission is required for this development as it comprises a mixed use development as it is proposed to retain one of the units as a public house.”
Ahead of the meeting there was neighbour letters and site notices, with a letter and petition supporting the pub plans and eight objections. A recommendation report will be produced ahead of the meeting.
Councillors will meet on Wednesday, March 19, at 10.30am in the Civic Centre, in Victoria Road.