A rejuvenation of a Grade II listed building in Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd to a community hub is taking its next step

An application submitted to Denbighshire County Council's planning department The Griffin Inn, a former pub built in the nineteenth century, details the proposed changes in the next stage of the transformation of the building.

The pub, which was the last in the village when it closed in February last year, is being given a new lease of life after the community rallied behind the building in April. 

The latest plans include the erection of an extension, the installation of a spiral fire escape and rear escape ramp as well as internal alterations to provide a communal space by removing the former bar and upgrade the toilet facilities.

A letter by Tony Hughes the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty joint committee supports the project, providing more detail is submitted ahead of the end of public consultation on August 6.

Mr Hughes writes: “The Joint Committee commends the local community in seeking to retain and enhance the pub as a hub for the community. The building is Listed in its own right and has group value with other Listed Buildings in the vicinity. The committee supports the application subject to the Conservation Officer being satisfied with the details."