Shropshire Star

Plans submitted to give Grade-II listed 'eyesore' hotel in Craven Arms a 'new lease of life'

Plans have been submitted to transform a Grade II-listed hotel in Craven Arms which has become the town's local "eyesore".

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Chris Naylor at the Craven Arms Hotel

An application was submitted to Shropshire Council planning officers on November 2 to transform the Craven Arms Hotel, also known as 'Top Hotel'.

The detailed scheme, drawn up by Shrewsbury firm Base Architecture, includes the building of a first floor extension and the conversion of the second and third floor rooms to make eight residential homes.

The ground floor is to be refurbished and kept as a public house, but there will need to be approval for change of use on the first and second floors for residential use.

The Craven Arms pub pictured on Monday, July 31, 2006

The news has been welcomed by Chris Naylor, South Shropshire’s LibDem parliamentary candidate.