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Educational centre plans for former Old England pub in Ribbleton Lane

Posted on - 30th April, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston News, Pubs, Redevelopment, Ribbleton, St Matthews
The former Old England pub Pic: Tony Worrall
The former Old England pub Pic: Tony Worrall

A former pub which has become a target for arsonists look set to be brought back into use.

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Plans have been lodged to convert what was The Old England pub into an educational centre.

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The current building would be demolished and a new three-storey building put up in its place.

The premises in Ribbleton Lane, near the West View Leisure Centre, have seen firefighters called a number of times due to arson attempts.

It has also become a hot-spot for anti-social behaviour and vandalism.

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Owner Mr S Umar has lodged the proposals for Preston City Council.

The educational centre would be open from 8am to 10pm seven-days-a-week. No details are given about the use of the educational centre.

The Old England pub in happier times Pic: Preston Digital Archive

You can see the proposals on the Preston City Council website.

Do you live in the area? What do you think about the proposals? Let us know in the comments below

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