A planning application (10/03887/FUL) has been submitted for the Hallamshire Hotel building on Lydgate Lane. It proposes that the former pub is demolished to make way for four dwelling houses, two apartments and detached garage block.
The planning, design and access statement (PDF, 515KB) for the application states:
There has been a succession of short term tenants, all of whom have failed to successfully operate a sustainable and profitable business. Clearly licensed use for this site is no longer the most viable form of operation.
The pub has been closed for several months now, with the windows boarded up.
Residents have until 25 January 2011 to comment on the application.