Beaufort to be turned into flats?

Residents in the Lambridge area in Bath may be aware that the Beaufort Restaurant – on the Larkhall side of the London Road –  has closed.

The Beaufort – former pub turned restaurant – on the London Road at Cambridge.

A notice on the door says its going to re-open as a vegetarian restaurant.

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The notice on the door.

I am confused – having noted the following planning application.

Conversion of existing restaurant and residential space into 7no flats involving removal and replacement of some internal walls, new first floor bathroom extension and partial replacement and extension of existing single-storey flat-roofed building to rear courtyard.
Application reference: 17/04221/LBA received on 04/09/2017
Planning Portal reference: PP-05029607
Application status: Pending Consideration”
Members of the public can comment.