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Cambridge pub destroyed by fire two years ago could be demolished to make way for housing

By Gemma Gardner

Tivoli - Former Tivoli, Mitchams Corner, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell
Tivoli - Former Tivoli, Mitchams Corner, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell

Plans have been submitted to Cambridge City Council to demolish the Tivoli on Chesterton Road

The Tivoli would be replaced with seven one-bedroom apartments, nine two-bedroom apartments and a self-contained unit on the ground floor.

Owners JD Wetherspoon initially said it would reopen the pub, which was damaged in a fire in March 2015, but the building has remained boarded up.

In a statement to the planning authority, the pub chain said: “The scale of the original existing building will be unaffected. The existing facade will be retained, but repaired and restored as found necessary.

“Original window openings will be reformed, and facing brickwork previously painted will have the paint removed.”

The developers held a pre-application consultation with the city council in September last year, which has now been followed by the planning application.

The council’s planning committee is expected to make a decision on the application by March, 2018.


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