Flats plan for former Swinton "problem" pub

By Gareth Dennison | 09/12/2019

Flats plan for former Swinton 'problem' pub

A FORMER “problem pub” — shut down in 2011 — will be converted into six apartments, under new plans.

Applicants JK Investments said the vacant Bridge Bar at Swinton would lend itself well to becoming apartments.

The formerly thriving pub had its licence stripped by the council after police said it had become a magnet for underage drinkers at the turn of the decade.

The planning application from JK Investments said: “The location lends it well for residential development, which would help to create a sense of community in this area and support local business.

“We consider that development into flats would be considered the best use of the building. This would increase community for the residential properties nearby and avoid the increase in noise and disruption to neighbours that a business use may bring.”

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