I AM hopeful that my campaign to save the historic Horse Shoe Inn in Willaston from demolition could be successful.

I asked the council to designate it so it could be saved.

They have now informed me that they have decided to classify it as an un-designated Heritage Asset within the current proposals.

They are recommending that the developer amend his proposals in order to retain the building within the proposed scheme.

This is an approach which has been successful elsewhere in Cheshire East and Kents Green in Haslington and in Tytherington.

I am grateful for the work done by the conservation officer on this.

I also appeal to the developer to recognise this new classification so that the building is retained and converted for residential use.

No-one wants to prevent the owner from developing this brown field site but it would be very sad for everyone concerned if this bit of Willaston’s history was lost.

Willaston does not have that many buildings of historical interest so it would be a shame if this one was lost.

I am very grateful to the Willaston History Group and the parish council for the work they have done to assist in getting the Horse Shoe Inn classified.

Cllr Brian Silvester

Willaston and Rope Ward

UKIP Councillor

Cheshire East Council