Work is needed at an historic bar in York to stop weather-worn masonry falling to the ground.
Harkers Bar, in St Helen’s Square, is asking for permission to make the repairs.
“The property has become weathered with a risk of masonry falling from height and therefore requires a degree of maintenance carrying out,” say planning documents.
“There are no design proposals within this application, only defects noted and proposed remedial work methods.
“We are proposing to remove any friable areas of masonry with appropriate techniques/equipment, re-pointing as required with lime-based conservation mortar and lime based compound repairs to masonry as necessary.
“The proposed works will help to maintain the public house and protect against further deterioration.”
Harkers is in a Grade II listed building. The bar is currently having a makeover.
The site was designed by George Townsend Andrews, York architects who specialised in commercial and railway buildings.
It was originally built in 1846 for the Yorkshire Insurance Company as an office, and became a bar in the 1990s.
You can read the planning application here.