Go-ahead for pub plan at Holy Corner

Artist imparession of the proposed bar/restaurant at Holy Corner
Artist imparession of the proposed bar/restaurant at Holy Corner
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A former Bruntsfield bank is to be given a new lease of life after the city council approved plans for a new pub to be opened in Bruntsfield.

The city has agreed to proposals by Signature Pubs Limited to transform the disused Bank of Scotland branch at Holy Corner into a bar and restaurant with a beer garden.

An extension will be built to the rear of the original bank building.

Large glass windows will create a bright dining room, with an outdoor seating area at the front of the building. The main banking hall could be transformed into a bar with seating and booths – while the former bank vault could operate as a dining room.

Cllr Alex Staniforth raised concerns about a nursery operating nearby but planning officials said there was no legislation against a pub being located next to a nursery.

Concerns were also raised over delivery lorries operating close to the outside terrace.

Cllr Chas Booth recommended the plans were rejected.

But councillors approved the application and listed building consent, with Cllr John McLellan speaking out in favour of the proposals “adding to the area”.