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Flats plan for another Chesham pub
A SECOND pub in Chesham could be turned into flats after plans were submitted this week.
Proposals to convert the old Rose and Crown into a block of six flats have been made to Chiltern District Council by a property developer.
If given the go-ahead, it would be the second former pub in Waterside to be turned into housing after the Elephant and Castle was also made into flats last year.
A letter from the applicant to the council states the Rose and Crown closed as a pub in April, despite an extensive refurbishment and attempts to keep it as a viable business.
The letter said: "It is highly improbable that anyone would be able to make this business succeed." It added the pub is "not in the right location" to attract customers.
This has prompted the application to convert the building into six one-bedroom flats, which would be created with several extensions to the property.
The application was formally validated by Chiltern District Council on Tuesday, with a consultation of neighbours due to be carried out.
A decision on whether to give the plans the go-ahead is likely to be made by the council in late December.