Planning officials are recommending that the Carlton Tavern pub on Acomb Road is demolished.
Papers published today in advance of the Planning committee taking place on 18th October reveal that officials believe that there is no planning reason why the proposal, to replace the building with a new care home, should not be approved.
The content of the papers will come as a blow to dozens of objectors to the plan. The objectors will, however, have an opportunity to register to speak at the meeting before Councillors determine the application.
Councillors are expected to visit the site on the day before the meeting takes place.