The immediate future of three local buildings will be decided on 16th September.
The Council has been asked to list three local properties as “assets of community value”. If so designated, local organisations would be able to offer to buy the properties as and when they come onto the market..
The three buildings concerned are:
- The Lord Nelson Public House, 9 Main Street, Nether Poppleton York.
- Blacksmiths Arms Public House, Shipton Road, Skelton, York.
- Lendal Post Office, 22 Lendal, York
The Council is being recommended to list the two pubs.
Both have been nominated by their local Parish Council.
The owners of the Lord Nelson say that any listing might delay the reopening of the pub as they plan to make improvements and re-let the building.
Sam Smiths maintain that their Blacksmiths Arms outlet has a long-term future with the intervention being unnecessary.
Officials are recommending that the former Post Office building on Lendal is not listed as it does not meet the relevant legal criteria.