A LANDMARK central Kendal pub has been given the go-ahead to renovate the building ahead of its relaunch.

The Globe Inn, on Market Place, has been closed since November 2020 in the midst of the Covid pandemic but owner Daniel Thwaites brewery can now revitalise the Grade II-listed pub after its ambitious plans were approved by South Lakeland District Council.

The decision report on the application, which includes the allowance of retractable canopies, internal and external decorations, and Listed Building Consent, said: "The officer reported that they had no concerns about the proposed internal alterations and decoration, which they considered to be of good design and material quality overall which will complement the traditional façade.

"It is considered that the internal decorations and minor alterations will have a neutral impact on the listed building and will preserve or enhance the character of the conservation area.

"The proposals are considered acceptable in terms of size, scale, and appearance and will not cause significant harm to the heritage asset. 

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"Any harm caused will be balanced by the benefit of maintaining the long-term viability of the premises and also the viability and vitality of the town centre."