Pub chain giant JD Wetherspoon is set for a move to Stamford after its plans were approved today (Tuesday).
South Kesteven District Councillors voted 13 to one in favour of the firm’s £1m plans to open a venue in the current Mercury office in Sheep Market at a development control committee meeting this afternoon.
The ground floor of the building will be transformed into a family-friendly pub.
It will comprises a bar area, kitchen, disabled and male toilet facilities, an enclosed refuse store, and staircases to the cellar and the first floor.
The existing forecourt will be turned into an outdoor seating area and the first floor will house the female toilets, staff room, office, store room and plant room.
Access to the pub would be through the existing reception and most deliveries would be made from Bath Row.
According to the application the new pub would create 50 jobs.
The Mercury is relocating to offices in Cherry Holt Road.