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Crunch time for Crawley bar as application for 24 new apartments could mean its closure

Bar 7, which operates out of a site on Pegler Way, is hopeing that a planning application will get rejected.

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Ten 1 bed flats and fourteen 2 bed flats. That’s the number of apartments being proposed to the planning council tomorrow (12th March) at county hall.

The application made by Clifford Tee & Gale Limited on behalf of their client has been described by some residents as ‘hideous’ whilst one business who would be thrown out of their current venue has called for people to sign a petition calling for it to be rejected.

Bar 7, which describes itself at being at the heart of the LGBTQ community for Crawley, Horsham, Gatwick, Horley and Redhill, is worried that if the planning application is accepted then the only LGBT venue between London and Brighton will be no more.

Plans available on Crawley councils website show the design that has been proposed but more questions about parking and access have been raised.

Bar 7 launched a petition against the application here.

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B&M to open on 13th April in County Mall Crawley and there are jobs available!

It will be the second B&M store for the town and will open in the former BHS site.

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It will certainly be a welcome boost to the local economy as a brand new store opens in the town.

Opening at 9am on Saturday 13th April, more than 50 jobs are being created.

A spokesperson from B&M said:

“We’re feeling really positive about the creation of more jobs for local people and we hope customers are going to be delighted with their new store.

“We are all really excited to get the doors open and welcome our new customers through the door in the a few weeks.”

Job roles are now advertised on the B&M careers website and range from sales assistant, to floor managers and cleaners.

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