Plan to turn Hempnall pub into a home tipped for approval

Plans to turn a redundant south Norfolk pub into a private home are being recommended for approval next week.

The proposal for the Queen's Head in Mill Road, Hempnall - the village's only pub - has received 20 letters of objection from local residents and opposition from the parish council and the Norfolk and Suffolk branch of CAMRA.

The change of use application follows the closure of the pub in 2008.

In a report to councillors, planning officer Helen Mellors said the applicant, Paul Ellis, had attempted to market the property since August 2011, but no offers had been made.

The former Punch Taverns pub was bought by Mr Ellis in 2009.

South Norfolk Councillors are being recommended to approve the scheme on Wednesday and officers say the use of the pub as a home is acceptable in amenity and highway terms.

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