Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Cafe plan scrapped

PLANS to convert a Wargrave café into a house have been withdrawn.

PLANS to convert a Wargrave café into a house have been withdrawn.

Tony Colborne, who owns the Old Post Office in High Street, applied to Wokingham Borough Council in 2013 to turn the café and four offices above and behind into a two-bedroom house.

Now he has withdrawn the plans having rented the café to Karin Edlind and Tim Lawrence for the past year.

Mr Colborne, of Wyatt Close, Wargrave, has owned the premises since June 2008 and operated a florists and post office and then an interior design business there.

The café was launched in 2012 but closed the following year and the property was put up for sale.



After failing to sell the business, Mr Colborne leased it to Miss Edlind and Mr Lawrence who began running the café in October 2013.

The café has become a popular facility with several five-star reviews on social media and travel websites. The couple have applied for a licence to sell alcohol at lunchtimes.

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