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Fire-hit Wollaston pub set to be converted into house

A grade II listed village pub in Northamptonshire that was gutted by fire in April will now be converted into a house.

Plans to convert The Boot Inn on High Street, Wollaston, have now been approved by Wellingborough Council.

The building's owner Alex Bourne said the premises were not sustainable as a pub but several residents had opposed changing the 18th century Inn.

Wollaston councillor Jo Beirne said the plans were sad but a sign of the times.

Mrs Beirne added: "It's a terrible shame and I know that a lot of residents are upset by it. It is very sad but it is a sign of the times."

A condition of the planning permission is that the work is completed within three years.

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