Plans unveiled to demolish historic Grimsby pub and replace it with flats
Plans are in place to demolish the Albion pub on Cleethorpe Road and replace it with a block of flats (Image: GrimsbyLive)
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 2 Jan 2019
A derelict pub in Grimsby could be knocked down with flats to be built in its place.
Plans to demolish The Albion on Cleethorpe Road have been submitted to North East Lincolnshire Council.
If given the go ahead, the pub would be replaced with a three-storey building containing eight self-contained flats and a small office for the landlord.
The pub, next door to the BP petrol station and supermarket, closed in January 2010.
It has been empty since then and has suffered a series of break-ins, vandalism and even an arson attack.
An artist's impression of how the new three-storey block could look (Image: GrimsbyLive)
The building was bought by its current owner Surrinder Mehat, of Metro C21 Stores, in 2014.
A previous application to demolish the pub and erect a three-story building with a retail shop on the ground floor and four self-contained flats above was approved in November 2016.
The Edwardian pub is indicative of Grimsby's rapid growth and post-1850 prosperity.
It has been identified by North East Lincolnshire Council as a building of local importance.
But the applicant claims that the demolition of the building will be an "enhancement" of the area as a whole.
The application states: "Although the application includes the demolition of a non-designated heritage asset, the historical associations with that use have now been lost.
"The proposed building will be an enhancement of the area in terms of appearance.
The Albion pub, pictured in 2009 (Image: Michelle Adamson)
"The development will also enhance the local centre by bringing residents into it."
The development will spread the two-bedroom flats across all three floors and introduce four car parking spaces as well as cycle parking. There will also be a small terrace garden available to all residents.
The application is "pending consideration", with a decision expected in January.