Demolition work at the Burn Naze pub in Thornton has begun (Photo by Kelvin Stuttard)

Demolition work begins at Burn Naze pub in Thornton despite campaigners attempts to save it

Demolition work at the Burn Naze pub in Thornton, which closed unexpectedly almost two years ago, has begun.

By Sean Gleaves
Friday, 28th January 2022, 11:03 am
Updated Friday, 28th January 2022, 11:04 am

The Burn Naze pub in Gamble Road was suddenly shut down towards the end of 2019.

It was then sold to Manchester-based housing firm Mangrove Estates, which intends to build a block of 24 apartments on the site.

The council received a planning application to knock down the building from the company in March 2021, in the hopes of work being carried out in April 2021.

The application was thrown out after community group Save the Burn Naze Pub successfully campaigned to have the building listed as a 'community asset'.

However, Mangrove Estates launched a successful late appeal against the listing and resubmitted its demolition plans, which were later approved.

We sent a photographer to the old pub to take a look at the site as demolition work began:

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