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Work to start on controversial Wetherspoon plan in Lymington
1:08pm Monday 3rd September 2012 in News
Work on plans for a controversial cut-price pub in one of Hampshire’s most exclusive towns gets underway soon.
The J D Wetherspoon chain is preparing to turn a former home furnishings store in Lymington into The Six Bells, which is expected to create about 40 jobs.
Work is due to begin on September 10 and will take three months, which means the watering hole will open in time for Christmas.
Planning permission for the two-storey development was granted almost a year ago after a long and bitter battle that split the community.
Wetherspoon’s first application to convert the Palfrey & Kemp store in St Thomas’s Street sparked 200 letters of protest and a 240-name petition.