PLANS to renovate a fire-hit pub in Neilston have been approved by council bosses.

It comes after a planning application to do up The Travellers Rest on Neilston Road was submitted on Monday, March 20.

We previously reported that the applicant planned to renovate the pub and add an extension to form a new entrance and terrace to the venue, while they also planned on removing the existing conservatory and forming a new function suite.

Proposals included two outdoor areas.

Council bosses granted the plans on Tuesday, May 16, but outlined several conditions that the applicant must adhere to.

One of these is that the playing of live or recorded music, or the use of any form of entertainment system in the outdoor areas is not permitted at any time to prevent noise from affecting the surrounding area.

They also said that the ground-floor patio and first-floor terrace outdoor seating areas should not be used outwith the hours of 9am and 8pm, again to prevent noise nuisance.

Barrhead News: The Travellers Rest NeilstonThe Travellers Rest Neilston (Image: Newsquest)

Currently, the venue is closed after it suffered a fire back in 2021 when firefighters spent more than six hours tackling the blaze.

Barrhead News: The venue suffered a fire in 2021The venue suffered a fire in 2021 (Image: Newsquest)

The successful planning application also follows a recent proposal to bring the pub back to life in late 2022 that was refused by the council in January.

We also previously reported that during the most recent planning proposal, one resident in Neilston objected to the plans.

They claimed that in the past, they were subject to high levels of noise and anti-social behaviour from the venue, and they raised concerns about the noise from the proposed function suite.