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Swanscombe pub The Blue Anchor to be demolished

PUBLISHED: 10:04 31 July 2012

The demolition of a pub in Swanscombe that dates back several hundred years has been given the go ahead.

Dartford council approved an application on Thursday 19 to replace The Blue Anchor with eight terraced houses and one detached house.

Planning permission was first given in 2009 but the developers applied to extend the time for the development to commence.

The application received many objections including from the town council, which lamented the loss of a historic building and asked that if approval was given, that a plaque be built on the site.

Town clerk Graham Blew said: “We are very disappointed that the planning authority has chosen to grant this permission as it is a part of Swanscombe’s heritage.”

No date has been set for the demolition but a spokesman for the developers said it would be “several months away”.

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