This run-down pub will be demolished and turned into housing

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 22 Dec 2017

A dilapidated west Hull pub will be demolished and replaced with new houses next year.

The Schooner in Anlaby Park Road South, near Hessle Road, has had its future decided after Hull City Council's planning committee agreed proposals for the boozer to be knocked down.

The Schooner will be knocked down and turned into housing (Image: Pete Harbour)

Piercy Design Ltd, which is based in Percy Street, near Hull city centre, is the firm responsible for the housing development.

However, the architectural company does not yet know whether the pub will be redeveloped into flats or houses and how the building will look when it is completed.

David Piercy, owner and managing director of the firm, said: "My client has only completed the purchase of it and we don't know what it's going to be yet.

"I haven't been instructed yet to look at it in full detail and I imagine in the new year we will look at it and bring up a scheme. It is still early days."

The firm has an impressive portfolio, including the flats in Freetown Way, Blaydes Dock and Waterloo Street.

Architect David Piercy (Image: Katie Pugh)

Mr Piercy is looking forward to receiving the brief from his clients and believes new housing will benefit the area.

"It's in a good location," he said. "It's on a corner and unfortunately, a lot of pubs at the moment are being converted into housing.

"That's why we had to make prior approval for demolition because we had to demonstrate it was of no value to the community and hence they issued an approval to demolish."

The destruction of The Schooner, which is described on its Facebook page as a "traditional neighbourhood pub", is due to start in March 2018 and must be finished by the following month.

No demolition works will take place before 7.30am or after 7.30pm between Monday to Friday.

Constructors will also be forbidden from carrying out on work on site before 8am and after 12pm on Saturdays. No work will take place on Sundays or bank holiday.

Before demolition begins, details of how the site will be secured after it has been knocked will need to be submitted to and approved in writing by the council's planning authority to prevent unauthorised access to the site.

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