Plans to change a former pub into retail premises have been put forward.
A brief planning application has been submitted to South Ribble Council for a change of use to The Lancs and Yorks Hotel in Station Road, Bamber Bridge, near Preston.
It isn’t clear what the pub, which is currently closed, will be used for. But the plan to bring the building back into use has been welcomed.
The application comes just month after plans were pit forward to turn another disused pub in the same road into a funeral parlour.
The proposals for the White Bull Hotel were tabled in August.
Coun Paul Foster, who represents Bamber Bridge West, said he supported the plans.
He said: “It is a lovely building, it is similar to what they have done down the road where the under takers have taken over the White Bull.
“We have had a problem with Station Road for a number of years.
“As a council we tried and improvement scheme in Bamber Bridge to tidy the whole of Station Road.
“I would much rather see a new retail unit rather than it go derelict.
“A lot of new potential properties are being built in Bamber Bridge and we want to attract plenty of people into the area.
“I am fully supportive to keep this building in use.”
Coun David Watts, who represents Bamber Bridge East, said: “Any application that goes in for the betterment of Bamber Bridge is good news.
“I don’t want things staying empty.
“I am happy that this is want they want to do.”
The application to change the pub from a ‘Class A4 Drinking Establishment’ to a ‘Class A1 Retail’ were put forward at the end of September. A decision on the application is expected to be made in the coming weeks.