Plans to demolish pub and turn another into wine bar

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TWO more Calderdale pubs have come to the end of the road.

Plans are before Calderdale Council for the Shay Hotel, Halifax, and the Peacock Inn, Cote Hill which are no longer trading.

The Shay Hotel, which dates from 1928, would be demolished and the Peacock Inn turned into a wine bar and beauty salon.

The Courier recently reported planners had agreed to turn the former Bramble Inn, Field Lane, Rastrick, into housing and the ground and upper floors of the Triangle Inn, Triangle, into flats.

Lightcliffe Nissan, Shay Syke, wants to expand onto the Shay Hotel site by demolishing the pub and extending its forecourt.

The motor dealer is one of only 18 Nissan High Performance Centres in the UK.

Dealer Principal Tony Metcalfe said although it had been a tough year businesses had to plan to move forward.

“We have been quite successful and put in a lot of investment,” he said.

If the application was successful he was unsure at this stage when the plans could proceed as demolition would involve utility companies having to implement roadworks and diversions.

Plans for the Peacock Inn would see it converted into a wine bar and beauty salon with two apartments above.

Agent, Stott Thompson Architects Ltd, said an existing central corridor through the former pub would remain.

Two new lobbies to each side will provide access into the wine bar and beauty salon.

A further door to a staircase will allow access to the proposed flats.

Planners are expected to rule on both applications before Christmas.