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Plans made to convert derelict former pub into four town houses

Plans have been submitted to convert the former Red Lion pub in Driffield into four town houses.

The pub on Middle Street North has been closed since 2017 and after a previous planning application and change of owners, the property is now subject to proposals which would see it change its use from a public house and letting rooms to four town houses with on-site parking.

The application by S & N Property Developments Ltd is seeking to convert the pub into one four-bedroomed and three three-bedroomed houses, each with a garden and off-street parking to the rear.

The plans include a reference to build a single storey rear extension for each property to create additional space.

In the design, access and heritage statement, Chris Hall from C A Hall Architectural Services acting as agent on behalf of S & N Property Developments Ltd, said: “The proposal is to sub-divide the existing building into four town houses, all with a new single storey rear extension and gardens.

“Each dwelling will have allocated car parking to the rear of the property.

“The existing property will convert easily to form four desirable and affordable houses. Each house will have the benefit of a rear private garden with parking.

“The area is largely residential and the proposed scheme will be an appropriate use in keeping with the character and design of the area.

“The applicant states that the submitted proposal is in keeping with the surrounding area and coordinates proportion, material and colours.

“The proposed scheme will breathe much needed life back into a very tired looking building and enhance the street scene and the Conservation Area of Driffield.”

The former Red Lion pub was sold last year by Driffield estate agent Ullyotts.

After closing its doors to the public in 2017, the three-storey public house had been subject to an approved planning application in 2018 submitted by Potting Shed Trading Limited to continue use as a pub, but it was back on the market in spring 2019 after a new buyer was sought when Authentic Alehouses, which originally bought The Red Lion in November 2017, fell into administration.

Details of the plans can be found on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website’s planning portal by searching the reference 23/00022/PLF 

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