Plan for four houses on historic Plymouth pub site
A HISTORIC pub site could be used for residential housing after another revised planning application was submitted this week.
An application to build four homes where the Blue Monkey Inn used to stand has been made to Plymouth City Council.
The landmark pub on Crownhill Road, St Budeaux, was demolished in 2007 after being unoccupied for seven years and attacked by arsonists.
Vital Homes from Weymouth have applied to construct two four bed houses and another two homes with two bedrooms in its place.
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The plans include a parking space for each dwelling and the creation of a new public footpath created within the site.
This latest submission is an update on a 2009 application and, according to the planners, 'has come about as a direct result of responding to the comments received from the residential consultation process.'
The application states: "The intention has been to create a terrace of homes for local people that would make the most of the area.
"Architecturally the aim has been to create an attractive enclosure to the public space whilst adding interest and quality to Crownhill Road."
The Blue Monkey pub had stood on the site since 1798 when it was then called the Church Inn.
The pub closed in 2000 and was torched twice in arson attacks before being demolished in 2007.
All that remains of the pub today is the original hardstandings.
Developers have been unsuccessfully trying to get permission to build on the site since 2002.
This latest application is available to comment on from January 29 on the council's website.