A planning application was submitted to Bolton Council to demolish the Victorian – Yew Tree, Broad O’th Lane and build 16 houses.
Local residents have expressed their disappointment at the news, but conceded that after the site had become an eye sore in recent years, that something had to be done.
A statement submitted by Neil Pike Architects on behalf of the applicant said: “The existing building on the site is a large property of the Victorian era and is in a generally poor state of repair.
“It is unviable to convert the building as proposed in previous applications and also the footprint and volume of the building severely restrict the development options of the site, if it was to remain.
“The proposed scheme justifies the demolition of this building as the site is a large plot of land in a designated urban area and can therefore accommodate a development of an increased number of dwellings.
“This site is typical of many other sites throughout the borough and the country, in that it is a brownfield site currently occupied by a large redundant building, the conversion or upkeep of which is neither viable nor sustainable, making the redevelopment of the land a priority in accordance with current planning policy.”
Full details of the planning application can be found on Bolton Council’s planning portal;
YEW TREE HOUSE, BROAD OTH LANE, BOLTON, BL1 6QN
DEMOLITION OF EXISTING PREMISES AND ERECTION OF 16NO. DWELLINGHOUSES ALONG WITH ASSOCIATED ACCESS AND LANDSCAPING.
Application Number: 02534/17
Planning Portal: http://www.bolton.gov.uk/website/Pages/Planning.aspx