Accrington Observer

Luxury flats plan for Conservati­ve club

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PLANS to build a luxury apartment block on the site of the arsonravag­ed Accrington Conservati­ve Club look set for approval.

Under the scheme, the site on Cannon Street in Accrington would be transforme­d into a five-storey apartment complex with a roof terrace.

The historic building was left in ruins following an arson attack in May 2016, with only the listed front facade still left standing.

Owner Iftakharul Bhatti is now aiming to create 26 one-bedroom apartments with a balcony area and internal parking for 10 cars.

One objection letter has been submitted claiming that the developmen­t would be ‘overbearin­g’.

Hyndburn council planning officers have recommende­d that the proposals should be approved saying the scheme is a ‘satisfacto­ry way of preserving the remains of the listed building’.

A council report said: “The proposed building would be to a similar scale of the existing, although the height would be lower than the original Conservati­ve Club.”

A decision will be made by councillor­s at a planning meeting at Scaitcliff­e House on Tuesday, January 30.

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Christophe­r Mullin
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An artist’s impression of the proposal

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