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Village’s joy at pub plans

The Bobbin Mill is currently the only pub in Buckshaw Village

The Bobbin Mill is currently the only pub in Buckshaw Village

Plans for a new village pub have been welcomed as proposals were submitted to Chorley Council to build a family pub at the junction of Buckshaw Avenue and Ordnance Road in Buckshaw village.

The pub will be called the Hungry Horse and will potentially create 70 jobs in the area.

Should the application be approved, work will start in the summer, aiming for the pub to be opened in time for Christmas.

Coun Mark Perks, borough ward councillor for Astley and Buckshaw, said: “The plans are a huge positive for Buckshaw Village, there has been a big need for a new village pub and finally there will be one.

“Residents have been talking about wanting a new pub for a while .

“The market is right for a new pub, the village is growing and it’s great that it is family orientated.”

The village is already home to one pub - the Bobbin Mill.

And Coun Perks feels the new pub’s location will be a huge benefit to the village.

He added: “Currently the Bobbin Mill is at the top end of the village closer to South Ribble.

“So people at the bottom of the village have quite a lengthy walk.

“The new pub will be in a great location and it will suit plenty of people in the village, it’s going to be in a well populated well residential area.”

The application has been submitted by pub and restaurant firm Greene King Developments along with Gough Family Partnership LLP.

The plans submitted are for a two-storey building which will include a restaurant, residential accommodation and an outdoor children’s play area.

Currently, Greene King has pubs in Lancashire which include The Guild, on Fylde Road, Preston, and Lea Gate Premier Inn, on Blackpool Road, Preston.

A spokesperson for Greene King, said: “We have applied to build a family-friendly Hungry Horse in Buckshaw which would create 70 full and part-time local jobs.

“Hungry Horse offers customers a wide choice of food and drink at outstanding prices, in modern and comfortable surroundings.

“We hope to start building work during the summer to be open in time for Christmas.”

 

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