Former Hapton pub car park could become vehicle storage yard

An application has been submitted to Burnley Council to allow a former pub car park to be used as a secure yard for the storage of vans and cars before they are delivered to customers.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 2:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 2:33 pm
The former Bentley Wood Farm

The site at the former Bentley Wood Farm pub on Accrington Road, Hapton, would also feature a covered workshop to enable fitters to install kit on the vans.

A design and access statement submitted on behalf of applicants XLCR Vehicle Management, based in Colne, states that "the existing public house will be redeveloped and a separate application will be needed depending on the new proposed use".

If approved, the storage facility would also feature a 2.4m high palisade fence and sliding gate to make the site secure. CCTV and intruder alarms will also be installed.

The former pub was sold at auction last month for £300,000 at Pugh Auctions' sale in Manchester - £30,000 over the guide price of £270,000.