Hare and Hounds in Framfield plans to extend

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A ONCE popular village pub could enjoy a business boost if a building and improvement scheme goes ahead.

A proposal to extend the Hare and Hounds in Framfield has been lodged with Wealden planners.

It aims to build a new entrance to the pub from the car park and a new kitchen.

Customers currently have to walk along a narrow road footpath.

Planners and members are told the pub is currently ‘struggling to survive.’

A new tenant said he is willing to invest in the business and enable it to stay open to benefit the village of Framfield.

The pub achieved short-term fame when Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visited it to use the facilities before attending a service in the church opposite.

Then landlords auctioned off the loo seat for charity.

The planning application was submitted by Stewart Bungay from Polegate.