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London Road pub to be replaced

A once popular London Road pub is to be demolished.

The Narrow Boat pub, which closed in December 2016, will be replaced by a 12,000 sq ft retail unit to increase the choice for shoppers visiting the adjacent retail park.

Poundstretcher and Dunelm Mill also currently sit within the retail park.

It is not yet known who will occupy the new unit should it get planning permission from West Berkshire Council, although the development has been driven by a commercial requirement for a store in Newbury in this location according to documents supporting the application.

Around 30 full and part time jobs will be created.

Despite efforts, there has been a lack of demand from new tenants since the pub closed.

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