Pub redevelopment plans given green light

PUBLISHED: 10:15 10 December 2014

Cherry Tree Pub, Soham

Cherry Tree Pub, Soham

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The ongoing redevelopment of a pub in Soham is set to continue after the owners won permission to expand the kitchen and cellars.

Pub owner Greene King applied to East Cambridgeshire District Council to create a new timber-framed extension to the building, allowing it space for a larger kitchen and cellar.

The Cherry Tree is located in Fordham Road and dates back to the 1930s.

Back in April, Greene King announced that the venue was to undergo a significant refurbishment, creating 15 new jobs.

The pub was temporarily closed for an extensive refit, turning it into a ‘Meet & Eat’ branded pub.

An extension was built, adding a new dining area seating an extra 40 people.

Approving plans to extend the kitchen, planning officer Julie Barrow said: “The proposed extension is located to the rear of the main building and is screened from view by an existing fence.

“There are no immediate neighbours that would be adversely affected by a rear extension of this scale and design.”

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