A village pub has finally been demolished to make way for a new housing development near Chorley.
The Royal Scot, Station Road, Coppull, has been derelict for the last five years and proposals for 11 houses have been submitted.
The plans have been welcomed by borough ward councillor for Coppull, Ken Ball.
He said: “I’m aware of the plans which have been submitted and I think it’s a very good idea.
“I think the site has been empty for five years now and it’s a good idea to do something with the site and tidy up a grot spot.”
Work started on demolishing the pub three years ago.
Half the building was pulled down but work stopped because of a problem with the West Coast mainline which runs next to the site.
However, the demolition of the building has recently been completed.
Five houses and six apartments are planned to be built on the site and Coun Ball doesn’t feel any objections will be raised.
He added: “I personally don’t see any rejections going in from residents in the area.
“The plans which have been submitted have been welcomed by people in the area.
“I really hope the work can be completed and to date I have not received any complaints.
“The parish council will not be opposing the planning application.”
Should plans be approved, Coun Ball is calling for the subway next to the site to remain closed.
The subway attracted a number of anti-social problems.
Coun Ball added: “What we don’t want to see is the subway reopening, hundreds will object if it is.”