DEVELOPERS are trying again to get the go-ahead to convert and old Herefordshire pub into a five-bed family home.

Herefordshire Council had previously rejected plans to turn the Crown and Sceptre in Sherford Street, Bromyard, into a home, but developers have resubmitted their proposals.

They have now provided an additional drainage report after council planners said no to the initial application in February 2021.

Turning the plans down, they said applicant Jude Kennefick didn't prove there would be no impact on the river Wye special area of conservation, with phosphate problems plaguing the Lugg, a tributary to the Wye.

Listed building consent was granted at that time, with a design and access statement saying the proposals included the demolition of secondary structure and alterations to others.

It said the building was continuously marketed for sale as a pub for 18 months from July 2016, and during that time there were 365 requests for property details, but there was only one viewing and no offers.

"It was accepted that there are a number of other public houses located in close proximity within Bromyard town centre, and that therefore the loss of this one public house will not be detrimental to the community," it said.

Comments on application 212777 can be made until August 26, with a decision expected on September 24.