Developers have received a positive response to proposals for 40 retirement flats on the site of aderelict pub.

Poachers Way development in Thornton
Poachers Way development in Thornton
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New homes plan gets backing of community

McCarthy and Stone unveiled its plans for Poacher’s Way, Thornton – the current site of the Bourne Poacher pub – at an exhibition last week.

And the firm said it was delighted with the support it has received with more than 80 per cent of those who attended backing the proposals.

Ian Wilkins, Regional Managing Director for McCarthy and Stone (North West Region) said: “We are really pleased by the positive response the plans received, it’s clear people want this site cleaned up and our proposals represent a great opportunity to do this.”

The proposals can be viewed at