EXTENSIONS to a listed Green Belt pub had been carefully thought out, suggested planners.

Their comments arose at The White Lion, New Road, Childer Thornton, where a new-build was proposed by Daniel Thwaites.

The pub company told planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council it was seeking approval for single-storey extensions at the rear of the Grade II listed building.

One would be added at the rear of the kitchen and the other at the rear of the beer cellar. The beer cellar would be converted to a function and dining room and the extension would create a replacement cellar.

No representations were made as a result of the site notice.

The extensions would be sympathetic additions to the original building and would benefit its long-term use as a heritage asset, planners suggested.

They said the work had been sensitively designed to be in keeping and it would not harm the special architectural features or historic character of the listed property.

The extensions were described as carefully thought-out and would preserve the character of the area and the building’s distinctive features.

The application was recommended for approval and the council agreed permission.