Plans to turn a disused pub into a funeral parlour have been submitted.
The proposals are for the White Bull Hotel in Station Road, Bamber Bridge, near Preston.
A planning application, submitted to South Ribble Council, outlines plans to change the pub into a funeral parlour with mortuary.
There will also be a single storey extension to the back of the building and the erection of a 4m high archway to the front to accommodate wrought iron gates.
The planning documents state access to the building from the road will remain the same and that two rear access points to the site, one vehicular and one pedestrian, will be re-established and widened. There will be car parking for three vehicles.
In the application the change of use is described as an “ideal location” for the facility.
It is also outlined in the application that the windows will be changed from timber to PVC.
Bamber Bridge North Coun Paul Foster said the change would be a “great use of the building”. He added: “We have got to look to support this. I think Station Road and the businesses in Bamber Bridge are struggling like mad. There’s already an undertaker’s on Station Road, next to the Trades Hall, and that doesn’t have a negative impact. There’s nothing worse than seeing buildings derelict.
“We want to encourage people into Bamber Bridge.
“I don’t think people have any issue with undertakers.”
The pub has been closed for the past two years.
Planning documents state that the applicant is Lostock Hall Glass pension fund.