Plan to build care home on site of derelict pub
ABURSCOUGH pub could be soon be demolished to make way for a new care home. Athena Healthcare Group has submitted plans to West Lancashire Borough Council to erect a nursing home on the site of the Liverpool Road South pub.
If the plans are approved, a two storey centre will be built, offering 80 bedrooms for residential care.
The pub itself is fenced off from the pavement and has its windows boarded up, proving an eyesore to the many commuters who pass on the busy street.
A number of industrial units will also be demolished to make way for the new facility, if the plans are approved.
The same company submitted another plan to build a care home on the site in 2015, only for that application, and a subsequent appeal, to be rejected by the council. This new application has been validated just weeks after another plan to demolish a vacant Burscough pub.
Under the first proposal, the Martin Inn in Martin Lane would be knocked down and replaced by eight semidetached houses.
Both applications will now be decided by the West Lancashire Borough Council planning department.
A planning application states: “The proposal is for a two-storey new build.
“This will provide accommodation required for the care home whilst being of an appropriate nature and scale for the street scene.
“The proposed development sites the care home as a cluster of rectangular shapes in a U shape configuration wrapping around a courtyard car parking area in the centre of the site.
“The entire building is surrounded by amenity space, formal and informal garden areas.”