A former pub where a man was tragically punched and killed will be transformed into flats under new plans.

Bucks Council has given conditional consent to Mr Davies for a ‘change of use’ of The George Inn in Burnham, a Grade II Listed building.

Plans outline both internal and external alterations in association with a conversion to a residential property, with a first-floor rear extension to provide six flats.

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The scheme is identical to that of an extant one already approved, save for some slight amendments.

The George is currently permanently closed.

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The pub suffered tragedy when on August 13, 2016, Anthony Gardener punched and killed fellow pub-goer Dean Haverley.

Gardener, of Burlington Road, claimed he threw a punch at Mr Haverley in self-defence, but the incident was captured on CCTV, and a jury concluded it was an unlawful act.

Mr Haverley was treated at the scene but later died in hospital.

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Gardener was found unanimously guilty of one count of manslaughter at Reading Crown Court following a six-day trial. He was jailed for eight years.

“It is considered that the proposed amendments and alterations would respect the special architectural and historic interest of the listed building,” a planning statement reads.