Permission has been granted for a pub to be turned into a house, six apartments, and four holiday lets.

A planning application was submitted to Ribble Valley Borough Council to convert the former Dog and Partridge pub in Hesketh Lane, Chipping, after it closed in 2018.

The site has sat vacant for five years but developers will now be able to make it a holiday destination while also providing housing.

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A planning statement submitted to the council said: “The site features an existing large stone-built building that was formerly occupied as the Dog and Partridge public house.

“There are a number of existing outbuildings, including glasshouse storage space, and to the east of the site is a large hard-surfaced car park which was previously used in association with the pub.

“The pub has been closed since 2018 which was as a result of it no longer representing a viable use for the site.”

The former pub will now house one three-bedroom home and the apartments, each with a living, dining, and kitchen area, double bedrooms, and a bathroom.

The holiday units, consisting of a living/dining/kitchen area with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, will be at the back of the pub and built as individual one-storey flats.

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There will be 18 car parking spaces and the building will have gated access.

The plans were approved by the council’s planning board under a number of conditions, including the submission of further documents with regard to site drainage, and that the holiday cottages must not be used as permanent residential accommodation.

Development of the site must not begin later than the expiration date of three years.