Regulars rally round their pub

Protestors angry about plans to convert The Falcon into housing''Pictured: John Gagen (Holding the petition) and Kevin Waterson (Chairman of West Suffolk Camra) along with regulars of the pub
Protestors angry about plans to convert The Falcon into housing''Pictured: John Gagen (Holding the petition) and Kevin Waterson (Chairman of West Suffolk Camra) along with regulars of the pub
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THE deadline for objections to plans to convert The Falcon pub in Bury St Edmunds into housing closed on Wednesday.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council has received objections from people living near to the pub in Out Risbygate as well as a petitiojn signed by more than 300 people which was collected at the bar.

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) is battling to save the pub from redevelopment and has argued that the pub is a community facility with historic relevance and would become the 16th public house to close in the town since 1974.

Its submission to the council argues that the 130-year-old pub serve sits community well and will also be a facility for the expanding nearby West Suffolk College.

Comments from nearby residents say the pub should be maintained and encouraged to flourish by its owners and applicants Greene King.

Comments by the conservation officer state that the application in its present form should be refused.