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Hary doesn’t score with pub plan.
Ex-Celtic player Harry Hood today moved into defence as he prepared to meet his biggest challenge match outside a football ground.
Lining up in opposition to Harry, who now plays for Queen of the South, are councillors, residents and church people in the Croftfoot area of Glasgow who are against his plans to open a pub in their “dry” district.
He has lodged an application for planning permission in Croftend Avenue, but this has led to a petition to try to stop the application winning approval.
District Councillor Maurice Toshner has promised the objectors his full backing. “The people who live there are appalled,” he said, “This is a totally residential area and a pub would be completely wrong.”
But a planning official dealing with the application commented: “I think I will probably be recommending it to the committee.”
Hood, who already runs the Sherwood Manor in Uddingston, said: “What I plan to build will be a bit higher class than just a public house. It will be next to a shopping centre, where local people can have a coffee, a snack, and a drink if they want it.”
Harry Hood also owns Angels Hotel, Uddingston, The Sherwood Manor, The Castle Rooms, The Croft, The Dalziel Park Hotel, and The Parkville.
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