Council 'regrets' loss of shop

PUBLISHED: 12:06 15 April 2009 | UPDATED: 23:23 15 June 2010

ALTHOUGH they regret the loss of a High Street shop, town councillors have supported plans to turn a former butcher's shop into a residential dwelling.

ALTHOUGH they regret the loss of a High Street shop, town councillors have supported plans to turn a former butcher's shop into a residential dwelling.Hook's, at 181 High Street, closed last year. Members of Honiton Town Council's planning committee heard at a meeting last week that the business had been no longer viable.Plans include the removal of the shop front.Councillor Michael Teare, chairman of the planning committee, explained: "It was originally a domestic building and what is being proposed is to simply take it back to what it was before."Former mayor Councillor Sally Casson added: "I must say, the plans look very good - they are Georgian."I actually quite like it; it's a shame we are losing another shop, but...


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