Coach and Horses: Cafe and bedsits plan for Burnley pub

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A derelict former pub on the outskirts of Burnley town centre is set to become a cafe and bedsits.

Planning approval has been given for the conversion of the now closed Coach and Horses in Church Street.

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Built in 1937 in the mock Tudor style, the changes can now take place after Burnley Council granted it permission with conditions.

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The former Coach and Horses pub is set to be turned into a cafe and bedsits under plansThe former Coach and Horses pub is set to be turned into a cafe and bedsits under plans
The former Coach and Horses pub is set to be turned into a cafe and bedsits under plans

It will become a ground floor cafe and takeaway, and six room house in multiple occupation in its upper two storeys.

The supporting statement to the application from Mujeeb Rehman of the town’s RPC Services Ltd said: “The Coach and Horses Inn is situated within the arterial route through Church Street leading up to the A682 Colne Road.

“The property is easily accessible being only a mile away from the town centre, and close to the main bus route and railway stations.

“The property is a three-storey building with a basement.

“It is an end terrace building of stone construction under a pitched slate roof with an enclosed side courtyard area.

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“The proposal involves internal alteration and modifications to the existing public house into a restaurant / café with basement storage and the upper floors into a six-bed HMO.“The existing property ceased to carry on as it was intended – due to current change of economic situations.

“It has been advertised on the market for a number of months and the current occupiers would like to adapt the buildings facilities to target and facilitate the modern demand.

“The front elevation of the building will have a new façade to help uplift the existing building which will attract small start-up business and other industries looking to move into a more prominent location.

“The residential entrance to the studio apartments is via a separate entrance from the rear.

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“The proposal has been designed to be of a high quality – this will enhance the existing buildings.

“The Coach and Horses, built in 1937, is a mock timber building with white rendered exterior and replaced an older establishment of the same name.

“It is a suburban-style pub in a village setting and has hardly been altered since originally built.

“The proposed development will provide a significant enhancement to a derelict building which is in a prime location.”