PLANS to demolish a 15-year-old Flintshire pub to make way for a dozen homes have been refused. 

An application was submitted to knock down the Packet House in Greenfield.

The pub, which was badly damaged by fire in 2018, would make way for 12 two-storey homes, in the form of three quadruple terrace blocks.

Developers said that the declining pub market, and the further impact on it caused by the Covid pandemic, makes the pub's Mostyn Road site a viable option for an alternative use - in the form of a housing development.

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Greenfield councillor Rosetta Dolphin said residents were determined to save the pub, which has been in existence since 1870, from destruction.

She said last year: “I’m dead set against it because it’s a local community asset as far as I’m concerned.

“They say it isn’t used but prior to Covid it was, especially on the weekends when a lot of music would be played down there.

“The local feeling is they want it kept. That’s come across loud and clear and I will be doing everything I can to help them with that.”

And earlier this week, a decision notice on Flintshire Council's website was issued to say that the application has been refused. 

No further details about the decision are as yet available.

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