A village is to get its first pub in seven years if plans are approved.

Residents in Glynde, near Lewes, could be sipping on pints together for the first time since 2017 after proposals for a new venue were revealed.

The owners of the much-loved Steamworks pub in Seaford Railway Station have their sights set on a new venue at the end of a popular walking route.

Glynde Railway Station has a 180-year-old derelict building on its eastbound platform which the Steamworks team want to restore to its former glory, sympathetically turning it into a "warm and welcoming community asset", according to planning documents.

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Councillor Paolo De Paolis, chairman of the Glynde and Beddingham Parish Council, said the pub would add to the "social glue of the village."

He said: "This would be the first pub here since the Trevor Arms closed. As a parish council we are supportive of the plans submitted, we think it would be a great community asset.

"We think this will be a place of warmth and conviviality that will bring people together and add to the social glue of the village."

The Steamworks said it would serve locally sourced food and drinks in the "small and intimate" venue which is within the South Downs National Park.

It said in the planning application: "Glynde village has a lack of local amenities for both the local population to meet and socialise and visitors walkers etc where they can get refreshment.

"Previous experience tells us we can create a stunning local amenity that would be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike whilst preserving such an important historic building."

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A Network Rail surveyor has said the company has no objections to the development.

Nearby resident Danielle Potterton wrote in support of the new pub. She said: "Having lived in Glynde village for ten years, I personally would love to see the historic building restored.

"Having lived without the Trevor Arms pub for many of those years our community needs a new beating heart - a place we can meet and socialise but also provide work opportunities to the immediate locals."

The Trevor Arms unexpectedly shut in 2017 and the village has been without a pub since.

Resident Daniel Vice-Holt said: "Before the Trevor Arms closed down, Glynde had a hub where locals could really come together and communicate with each other, walkers could buy lunch and a few drinks before being on their way and people from the surrounding areas could enjoy good food and celebrate the beauty our village had to offer.

"The building of the Trevor Arms has been deserted for many years now, a sorry reminder of what once was a beacon and now lost potential for our village, with trade and business going to The Ram Inn in Firle.

"The opening of a new pub/bar in Glynde is a very exciting prospect indeed. It would be great for the local community and perfect for passing trade which the village so sorely needs once again."