New homes could replace old pub site in Milton Keynes – MKFM 106.3FM

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A former pub deemed ‘economically unviable’ could be refurbished for new homes.

A planning application has been submitted to Milton Keynes Council by Paul Newman New Homes (PNNH) for the former Foresters Arms site on Newport Road, New Bradwell.

The plans submitted describe the demolition of the pub and the construction of nine new houses.

The homes would be a mix of six three-bedroom, three-apartment homes, with 20 parking spaces. A new vehicle access is also offered in the application.

A similar PNNH program was officially withdrawn in March this year.

And yet an even older scheme was also withdrawn in September 2021 after “a number” of comments from people consulted and “requests for additional information”.

The former pub which had a playground, beer garden and car park, is currently vacant after going out of business in March 2020.

A report said it offered ‘very low returns’, no rental income and ‘limited income from beer supply’.

“So the pub has ceased to be an economically viable proposition,” he adds.

After a long bidding process for its future, the premises were sold for development to the PNNH, in September 2020.

“It is not considered that the loss of the facility would be to the detriment of the local community given that an alternative and more attractive public house, in the form of the new hostel, is located approximately 250m from the site “, a declaration of town planning. bed.

Council officers will now decide the fate of the application.