CLOSED since July 2022, a new planning application to turn the Red Lion at Tedburn St Mary into homes, this time for four, has been lodged with Teignbridge District Council by the owners, Mr and Mrs Terry Tume.

A previous scheme for change of use to turn it into five houses was submitted to the district council in May this year but withdrawn following advice from the planning officer. 

This had confirmed that the principle of change of use and the development was acceptable, but design changes were needed. 

The planning statement with the application says that in September, the district council’s Land Charges Office confirmed that it was not seen as an asset of community value under the Community Right to Bid process.

Currently there is the pub, restaurant and a four bedroom first floor flat.  The plan is to turn it into four small houses, two one-bed and two two-bed, with the more modern parts of the building demolished. 

The planning statement says there are currently four parking spaces, no more would be added.  The contract for the electric car charging station that is available for public use runs until May 2028 and Mr Tume is obligated to honour that contract. 

Mr and Mrs Tume had run the pub since 2018, saying it had been successful, albeit not hugely profitable.

It was put up for sale as a going concern in 2022, but with increasing costs and a fuel bill rising from £18,000 a year to £65,000, the owners closed the business last July.  

Full details can be found on the Teignbridge District Council website.