PRAYERS and hymns could soon replace the pints and halves once served at a closed-down Yapton pub.
The Olive Branch, in North End Road, would undergo its own conversion, to five flats, while a Gospel Hall is also proposed on the site, together with garages with a further flat above.
It’s not clear which congregation would be moving to the Gospel Hall, but Hugo van Driel, pastor of Yapton Free Church, which meets opposite the pub, said his church was not involved.
The plans, which include demolition of outbuildings, the provision of parking and hard and soft landscaping, are in the latest list of planning applications submitted to Arun District Council in the Gazette area.
ANGMERING: demolish existing dwelling and build two four-bedroom detached houses with garages (re-submission of A/67/14/PL), Merrivale, Station Road.
BARNHAM: rear single-storey garden room extension (this application affects the character and appearance of the Barnham (Church Lane) conservation area), Barnham Court Lodge, Church Lane. Also, listed building consent application for same.
EAST PRESTON: variation of condition 3 imposed under planning reference EP/72/14/HH relating to deletion of all reference to the second floor window on the east elevation, Gallic House, 9 Tamarisk Way.
FORD: low picket fence to front boundary, 28 Fordwater Gardens.
KINGSTON: alterations to west-facing first floor windows, Malling Place, Middle Way, East Preston.
LITTLEHAMPTON: retain replacement shopfront, with new aluminium/glass front with automatic door and roller shutter, 66 High Street.
Change of use from hairdresser to cocktail bar, 38 Surrey Street.
Outline application for MoT station for class 7, vehicles land south of Merton Drive.
Extend dormer to create en-suite, extend roof line over flat roof to side elevation and enlarge kitchen window to rear, 4 St Mary’s Close.
Demolish existing unit and replace with a white PVCu-framed orangery to rear, 11 Townsend Crescent.