Burnley eyesore pubs’ redevelopment plans ditched

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TWO eyesore pubs which were due to be bought for redevelopment by Burnley Borough Council are here to stay for the time being after they were dropped from the scheme in a bid to generate £2.75m. savings.

At last week’s meeting of the council’s Executive, councillors approved the removal of The Adelphi and The Reindeer, near Burnley Central Station, along with other, mainly commercial, buildings from the scheme.

Funding for the demolition and redevelopment of the sites had been sought from the Housing Market Renewal Fund but that cash is to come to an end in 2011/2012.

For years residents and community leaders have complained that the two pubs create a negative image of the town for people arriving at Burnley Central Station.

Other buildings removed from the programme include some in Colne Road, Barden Lane, Waterbarn Street, Branch Road, the former Stannard Homes premises in Halstead Street and the FAL Gallery in Clough Street.