Village set to lose its church hall - which is set to be demolished and replaced by houses

The old St Mary's Church hall in Church Lane, Hambleton, faces demolition.

Monday, 18th December 2017, 10:43 am
Updated Monday, 18th December 2017, 10:45 am
St Marys Church Hall, in Church Lane, Hambleton

Developers say a new church hall nearby has left the building [pictured] ‘redundant’, and want to flatten it before building two detached homes in its place, paperwork lodged with Wyre Council said.

A total of six car parking spaces are also planned.

A previous planning application was submitted in October 2016 and sought permission to demolish the hall and build one new house, which was approved in January this year.

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“The site currently hosts a redundant building which aesthetically is in a poor condition and detracts from the character of the area,” documents added.

“The addition of a second dwelling within the site will not in any way have a significant impact on the character or appearance of the immediate or surrounding.

“The proposed dwellings have been sensitively designed but with a contemporary twist and will serve to enhance the character and setting of this part of the village.”

No decision has been made.