NEIGHBOURS have objected to proposals to build a one-bedroomed cottage onto a former suburban pub.

ALB Properties want to add the extension to the one-time Junction Hotel in Rosegrove Lane, Burnley, which has already been turned into four homes.

The new cottage would be in the yard of the former pub which has been closed for four years.

The scheme, which has been revised down in size during discussions between the applicant and planning officers, generated a total of 13 letters of objection from two consultations with neighbours.

They were concerned with parking, road safety, use of a back alley, noise and disturbance during the construction of the cottage, and loss of light.

As a result of the objections the scheme will be considered by Burnley Council's Development Control Committee on Thursday.

An officers report recommends approval with 13 conditions.

It says: "The former public house, sited to the south east of Rosegrove Lane, dates from the mid-1800s and is a simple and well-proportioned vernacular building.

"The surrounding area is predominantly residential and is characterised by two storey stone- built Victorian terraced housing arranged along gridiron streets.

"The terraces have shallow yards at the rear and car parking is predominantly on street.

"The vacant yard area is a prominent gap within the frontage to Rosegrove Lane.

"The proposed dwelling is a one-bedroomed cottage two storeys in height.

"One off-street parking space will be provided at the rear. The existing unadopted back street will be utilised for vehicle access.

"The proposal with its robust design, simple detailing and well-proportioned format will sit comfortably within the street scene."