Residents desperate to save a once thriving Abbeydale pub will now be able to have their say when controversial demolition plans are put before a planning inspector.
Morrisons want to redevelop The Ridge and Furrow pub in Abbeydale. The pub closed in December 2013. In May 2015 Morrisons were refused planning permission in May to flatten the site and build a filling station.
Morrisons, which has a store opposite the site in the Glevum Shopping Centre, launched an appeal against Gloucester City Council's decision and requested the planning inspector consider only accepting views on the plans in writing when considering the appeal. Residents have set up a campaign group "the Save The Ridge Campaign". A petition to save the Ridge and Furrow gained 2,000 signatures from concerned residents.