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Historic pub demolition put on hold

The demolition of a 400-year-old pub to make way for affordable housing has been put on hold, after the proposed tower block was branded an eyesore.

Ewloe’s Boar’s Head pub was due to be demolished following its closure in 2002, with property developers Pennaf Housing claiming they were meeting a need for affordable housing for over 55s. Flintshire Council decided to defer a decision on the plans while they considered complaints about appearance and the impact on road safety.

Current proposals include a three-storey block of social housing flats coupled with three new houses, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Dave Mackie, who represents Ewloe on Flintshire council, said the new building would “stand out in this area and be an eyesore”, and added: “It will be too close to the kerb, which will add to the overbearing effect on people who have to walk past it. This is a congested traffic area and this development will make this worse.”

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