A STROUD District Council spokesperson has given an update regarding the ongoing work at a town council grot spot. 

Yesterday the SNJ revealed how work appeared to be underway at one of Stroud town centre's most hated grot spots. 

The once popular Charcoal Grill in George Street has been closed for several years - with the unit becoming increasingly unsightly. 

Large wooden boards were this week erected around the frontage and a sign is in place stating 'men at work'. 

Workmen are coming and going at the premises and drilling can be heard from inside. 

A Stroud District Council spokesperson said: "The building is Grade II listed and any works which affect that status would need to be the subject of planning permission and listed building consent.

"We are aware of the building's condition and have contacted the owner to discuss a way forward.

"The owners are aware of their responsibilities and a planning application and a listed building consent application are expected shortly."