Pub redevelopment plans given green light

Cherry Tree Pub, Soham

Cherry Tree Pub, Soham - Credit: Archant

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.

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