NEW plans to demolish a 450-year-old pub have been revealed.

The Raven Inn in Glazebury had faced the bulldozer, with developers proposing to build 10 homes in its place.

And while an application for planning permission for this scheme was withdrawn in March last year, a new submission has now been lodged with Warrington Borough Council.

This would see seven houses – consisting of three four-bedroom properties and four three-bedroom units – constructed on the site of the vacant Warrington Road pub, which dates back to 1562.

Application documents stated: “The property was initially marketed for its existing use as a pub or a restaurant, and we received a number of offers that were acceptable to our client.

“But on each occasion, the sale fell through as a result of the survey and valuation of the property for funding purposes due to the overall condition of the premises and its ongoing repairing liabilities and deterioration since the date of vacation.

“The pub therefore has been vacant for many years and is set to be demolished as part of this application.

“The design team‘s aim is to create a modern, high quality, bespoke residential development which identifies distinct area of place – allowing residents to identify with the area that they live.

“This has been achieved after many design reviews, discussion with regulatory authorities, design team members and feedback from consultants to achieve this well balanced project.

“Nicol Thomas and Atlantic International very much look forward to progressing this development.”

Around 500 residents formally objected to the previous plans, while the Help Save the Raven Inn group was formed in response.

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The pub was also designated as an asset of community value by the council in summer last year, granted it additional protections against redevelopment.

Residents had hoped to reopen the premises for the community.