16 apartments given the go ahead for former Poulton pub site
The site of a demolished pub in Poulton is set to be filled by new apartments after planning permission was granted by Wyre Council.
The Royal Oak pub, on the corner of Breck Road and Station Road, was built in 1840 but struggled and eventually closed before its demolition in June 2018.
The site has been left empty since, but now 16 apartments have been given the go ahead for the site, which sits opposite Wyre council's Civic Centre offices.
Fylde-based company Carter-Zub Building Consultancy revised previous plans for the site, addressing privacy concerns from adjoining home owners.
Other concerns prompting a new plan to be put forward included "previous design flaws due to poor internal layouts, and roof and window heights."
Plans have now been accepted by the council and given the green light to begin construction.
The three-storey apartments, comprising of 13 two-bedroom and three one-bedroom apartments, will be accessed via Station Road.
A design and access statement accompanying the application said: "The internal layout has been influenced by city centre and town living such as Manchester and Liverpool with high end finishes to be provided throughout.
"Apartments in this location will provide a striking and current new piece of architecture for the area.
"The Royal Oak was an important part of its history and time of construction when the old railway used to be location off Station Road.
"The new development will provide key role within its new era of construction and continue to provide Poulton Conservation area with high quality design."