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Plans Revealed For Snooker Club Demolition

Monday November 26 2012

PLANS to demolish a snooker club and build 36 bedsits in its place have been submitted to the council.

Miles Rodgers has submitted an application to the council to demolish Wombwell Snooker and Social Club to make way for the two blocks of 18 bedsits on three floors.

It attributes 'the recession and the smoking ban' to the Marsh Street club becoming 'unsustainable as a business' and with the design of the building making it unsuitable for refurbishment.

But business partner Brian Pilkington, who runs KG's on Kelvin Grove, said club members had nothing to fear for the time being.

He said: "It's just a contingency plan because of the state of the economy at the moment. We have no plans to close the club or demolish the building but it's something that may happen in the future."

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Reply Posted by polly on Tuesday November 27 2012 at 12:32
it will be sad if it happens :(

Reply Posted by bad times on Saturday December 1 2012 at 16:19
If you own a house on marsh street or smith street. Best of luck selling that soon. 36 bedsits wont take any renting out and lets be honest there not going to be hevily vetted who moves in! walking distance from town centre and the pub's. It will be a massive shame if it does happen. But I cant see the council caring, its another 36 'affordable homes' that they dont have to build!