Proposed change of use for the Shepherds Crook

The Shepherds Crook closed as a result of coronavirus and is not reopening.

SODC has received an application for a change of use from a public house to a residential dwelling. The application can be seen here.

The pub is also listed as being for sale on Dalton’s Business. That listing can be seen here.

There is some disquiet that the parish – and Crowell – could lose an asset of importance.

Parishioners may wish to look at the application and offer their views. According to the Dalton’s Business listing, the pub turned over around £340,000 in the 12 months to the end of December 2019 so on the face of it the pub seems to be viable.

SODC will determine whether or not the change of use can go ahead. Parishioners wishing to express an opinion on the proposals should comment using the “Comment now” button on the application website (above).

The parish council will be discussing the application at the next meeting (in July).