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Work to demolish former pub begins

Coun Cliff Hughes outside the Mackenzie Arms in Bamber Bridge

Coun Cliff Hughes outside the Mackenzie Arms in Bamber Bridge

Work has started on demolishing a pub to pave the way for the redevelopment of a historic mill site.

A planning application is in the pipeline to demolish the 100-year-old Wesley Street Mill in Bamber Bridge and build 200 homes.

Work is now underway to knock down the former Mackenzie Arms pub on Station Road, to pave the way for the development.

The former pub was bought by South Ribble Council last year.

The council’s cabinet member for strategic planning and housing, Coun Cliff Hughes, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that demolition work is under way.

“This is excellent news for Bamber Bridge and the wider local economy and means we’re now a step closer to unlocking the full potential of Wesley Street and its neighbouring sites, which is one of the council’s priorities.”

The authority said it wanted to develop the area after years of the site being neglected.

 

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