The Cheshire village of Lymm is to get 10 new family homes in a new development by Mulbury Living, the residential housing division of Mulbury.
The homes will be built on the derelict site of the former Farmer Arms public house which closed almost six years ago.
Mulbury has acquired the site in Rush Green Road and secured planning permission for eight detached four-bedroom family homes and two semi-detached two-bedroom properties arranged around a cul-de-sac. The two-bedroom homes will be offered at a discounted price to people with local connections.
David Wroe, head of Mulbury Living, said: “We’ve worked closely with the local planning team and have spoken to local people to bring forward a scheme that will breathe new life into this site in a way that’s sensitive to its village setting.
“The homes will complement other local properties and significantly enhance the street scene. We intend to preserve the ‘Farmers’ name within the development name to maintain that link with the site’s history.”
The Farmers Arms closed in late 2010. It briefly re-opened as an Italian restaurant but closed again soon after.
Mulbury plans to donate the pub signage, which depicts two farmers in conversation, to the Lymm Heritage Centre. The site had been owned by pub company Enterprise Inns.
Work on the new homes is expected to start in November with a proposed completion date of Autumn 2017.