Plans for Mile Post Pub to become a Sainsbury’s approved

At a Council planning meeting yesterday (26 January 2012) plans to convert the Mile Post public house to a Sainsbury’s local store were approved.

The vote was very close with 4 voting for, 3 against and 1 abstention.

The approval was not for change of use as the premises already had the necessary retail planning permission, but for the extension of the building to make it viable as a store.

Previously concerns have raised around parking and the lack of alternative public houses in the area.