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Former Sumners pub site sees new apartments plan lodged

Posted on - 7th July, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, Fulwood, Housing, Preston Council, Preston News, Pubs
The Sumners was demolished last week Pic: Dave Tattersall
The Sumners being demolished Pic: Dave Tattersall

Plans have been lodged for new apartments at the Sumners public house, associated beer garden and car park in 195 Watling Street Road, which was demolished in October 2018.

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It is proposed to develop the site to create a residential development where the public house was formerly sited, fronting onto the junction of Sir Tom Finney Way and Watling Street Road.

The development includes 90 apartments comprising of 46 one-bed units and 44 two-bed units all for market value in Fulwood.

This updated planning application and scheme removes the retail and flexible units from the ground floor of the first block and replaces it with additional residential apartments. It also removes the community centre as the occupier has found an alternative location in Fulwood.

Block One is located to the west of the existing residential properties along Watling Street Road, occupying the north western portion of the site, which was formerly occupied by a public house.

Read more: Demolition of Sumners pub takes place

This block comprises a four-storey apartment block fronting Watling Street Road, which will house a total 34 apartments, (18 one-bed and 16 two-beds).

Block Two is located towards the south-eastern portion of the site and comprises a five-storey residential use arranged in an L-shape.

This block includes a lower ground floor which follows the natural slope of decreasing gradient to the rear of the site. There are 29 units within block 2 of which 15 are one-bed and 14 are two-beds.

The heavy machinery at work at the Sumners site Pic: Chris66092274
The heavy machinery at work at the Sumners site Pic: Chris66092274

Access is located to the west of the development, with entrance taken from off Sir Tom Finney Way, which was formerly used to access the car parking area of the former public house.

It is further proposed to introduce a new egress onto Watling Street Road at the north east of the site, which is currently an unused access point.

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The site will be controlled with signage so that there is separate access and egress of the site, while flap plates or a barrier will ensure that the new egress functions as exit only.

In total, the site will have 90 car parking spaces six of which will be allocated for disabled parking. The development also proposes four separate secure cycle storage areas for all users of the site, with one located in the north-eastern corner of the development next to the proposed egress point, one to the south-eastern side, and a bank of centrally located areas directly next to the central parking area.

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