SEN flats planned for the Castle
A FORMER pub could be converted into eight flats for people with special educational needs.
A planning application has been submitted to Rochdale council to divide the former Castle Inn on Manchester Road, Rochdale, which has sat empty since 2009, into eight, self-contained flats with associated staff accommodation.
The building, which sits on a 0.13-hectare site, has suffered extensive damage due to vandalism, and needs a new roof, windows and doors.
The planning application, put in by Mushtaq Hussain, of Heath Street, Rochdale, claims the proposal is wholly appropriate in its site and its location, without affecting the local amenities or having an adverse effect on nearby properties or highway safety.
If the plans get the green light, on the ground floor of the building there would be four flats – two one-bedroom flats and two bed-sits with associated staff accommodation, while on the first floor there would be four one-bedroom flats.
The site would also include 15 car parking spaces. So far, one objection has been lodged, by a resident of St Albans Terrace.
A decision is set to be made by January 24.