A planning application (F/TH/09/0316) has been submitted to convert the ground floor and above of The Waverly pub into, wait for it, wait for it... flats. Yet another application to put residential units into a central high street property with the bedroom and living room facing right onto the street, one of the main streets in town.
It seems incredibly short sighted and inappropriate to lose a business unit on the main shopping thoroughfare to create living space that will mean people keep the windows closed and blocked up with blinds or curtains. And how it will work with the pub continuing down below in the basement through to Marine Terrace is anyone's guess.
Plans are available to download on the UK Planning website.