Back in June 2011 the planning committee at North West Leicestershire District Council approved the building of a care home for elderly people on the site of The Fox Public House in Thringstone.
The approval was given subject to the applicants signing a Section 106 agreement, otherwise known as money payable by a developer towards local infrastructure.
Unfortunately the Section 106 agreement was never signed by the applicant and consequently legally planning permission has never formally been granted.
Two years have passed and I am sad to see that the site still stands in a derelict and unsightly condition.
However I am pleased to let local people know that a new planning application has now been received by the District Council to demolish the Fox.
Whilst the application is a standalone one which will be determined directly by officers I am able to let you know that officers have also been asked to provide pre-application advice on the possibility of a residential development on the site.
At this stage I am unable to provide further information about the pre-application advice but will obviously do so as and when information is put in the public domain.
Hopefully we will see something done on this unsightly mess in the near future.