A FORMER pub which featured in a football hooligan documentary could be turned into bedsits.

Proposals have been submitted to turn the former Foresters Arms in Burnley into 14 living quarters.

Applicant Ryan Wrigley submitted the plans to Burnley Borough Council after the pub was taken off online property website Rightmove.

It had been put on the market for £140,000.

The Todmorden Road pub became notorious in 2006 when previous owners allowed it to be featured on Danny Dyer’s Real Football Factories documentary, which aired on the former TV channel Bravo.

In one episode, the TV hard man was seen taking part in a meeting between members of the infamous Burnley Suicide Squad.

The pub is also mentioned in gang leader Andrew Porter’s famous Suicide Squad book.

Within a planning document, a spokesman on behalf of the applicant said: “The building is a long standing public house and has been used as such for many decades.

“It had an association with Burnley Football Club which is nearby.

“However due to changes in the football community, the property became underused, which led to its closure some 18 months ago.

“The property has been vacant since that time.”

The proposals include 11 one-bedroom living spaces over three floors, with three two-bedroom living quarters, each with their own bathrooms.

One large kitchen will be present on the second floor.

The proposals also includes yard space and a bike store.

There will not be any onsite parking.

Within a planning document a spokesman on behalf of the applicant said there was little positive interest from pub owners and leisure operators due to cost of refurbishment and the layout of the rooms.

In 2014, its most recent landlady Maureen Cardwell, and her husband Ian, spent £40,000 on a new revamp in a bid to attract new customers to the pub. The overhaul included new signage, repainting and decorating throughout the former Admiral Taverns-owned pub. The pub did include a lounge area, a games area with space for a pool table and fixed seating.

It also included an entertainment area and a flat on the first floor.

Mark Briggs, the Lancashire Telegraph’s real ale expert, said: “Sadly this is a sign of the times. Traditional pubs are becoming a rare species. Once you start losing custom and people start going elsewhere for a drink, the pub can easily cease to exist. Pub companies need to support tied in tenants now more than ever.”