Build­ing gets a shake-up as plan ap­proved

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Front Page - BY JAMIE LOPEZ jamie.lopez@reach­ @jamie_lopez1

AMILKSHAKE bar and nail sa­lon could soon open in Orm­skirk af­ter plan­ning per­mis­sion was granted.

The for­mer stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tion at 117a Aughton Street, will be con­verted to two shops on the ground floor, with a two-bed­room flat on the first floor.

The prop­erty was first con­verted from a house to stu­dent homes in 2007, since when res­i­dents have re­peat­edly ex­pressed anger and un­hap­pi­ness over such prop­er­ties be­ing al­tered for use by stu­dents.

But the build­ing, which is on the edge of the town cen­tre, will now have a new use af­ter West Lan­cashire Bor­ough Coun­cil ap­proved an ap­pli­ca­tion sub­mit­ted by David Hart.

The new busi­nesses will be al­lowed to open at 8am-7pm on week­days and 9am-6pm at week­ends.

Mean­while, a new mi­cropub and wine bar could be opened in Burscough in a sep­a­rate ap­pli­ca­tion sub­mit­ted to the coun­cil.

One sec­tion of an empty of­fice build­ing will be trans­formed into the bar area.

A stu­dent house with four bed­rooms would be cre­ated in the rest of the build­ing, which is ad­ja­cent to the 17th cen­tury Buck I’Th’ Vine pub.

The ap­pli­ca­tion, which has yet to be con­sid­ered by the coun­cil, states: “The pro­pos­als com­prise a sus­tain­able eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, which reuses pre­vi­ously va­cant de­vel­oped land.”

A milk­shake bar and a nail sa­lon could open in this for­mer of­fice build­ing on Aughton Street, Orm­skirk

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