Boar's Head, Ewloe, faces demolition for housing
Calls have been made to save a 400-year-old Flintshire pub from demolition to make way for housing.
The Boar's Head at Ewloe has faced an uncertain future since it closed its doors in 2002.
Campaigner Klaus Armstrong-Braun has urged Flintshire councillors to "keep some semblance of the pub" when they decide its fate on Wednesday.
Chief planning officer Andrew Barrow has recommended approval to help meet a need for social housing for over-55s.
The proposals include a three-storey block of social housing flats and three new houses, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.
Mr Armstrong-Braun, a former mayor of nearby Saltney, urged councillors to save the pub to protect the county's heritage.
He pointed to its history as a stopping place for horse-drawn travel between the Irish Sea port of Holyhead and London.
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales has recognised the building as a rare example of a purpose-built inn, but the Welsh Government's heritage arm Cadw has rejected calls to protect the pub by listing it.
Mr Armstrong-Braun said the design of the housing development was lacking "any sensitivity".
"If they're going to do anything they should keep some semblance of the pub itself," he said.
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Concerns have also been raised about traffic congestion, a lack of parking and the overdevelopment of the village as a result of the proposals.
However, in a report to Flintshire's planning committee, Mr Farrow said there was a "clear and identified need" for social housing for over-55s.
He said the development allowed the opportunity for "a landmark building with a contemporary design".