Demolition of The Ancholme Inn could make way for new housing estate
One of the town's pubs is set to be demolished – and could make way for a new housing development.
The Ancholme Inn, on Grammar School Road, faces demolition on November 5, if owners Keigar Homes are granted permission by North Lincolnshire Council.
The firm took over ownership of the pub site last month.
The firm was given permission last year to develop 60 homes near Island Carr Road, behind the Ancholme Inn site on Grammar School Road.
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Garry Whall, managing director at the firm, said if approval was granted for the demolition, then the firm would submit plans for a further housing application of around 60 homes.
He said: "We are hoping to get approval to knock the pub down and then we will be looking to build residential houses, but we are taking it one step at a time.
"We will be putting in for some residential housing of a very similar size.
"We are the owners of that site, having taken it on about a month ago."
A decision on whether to grant permission to demolish the existing Ancholme Inn will be made by North Lincolnshire Council before October 23.
If this is granted, Keigar Homes would have to submit another application to the council for permission to build on the site.
Mr Whall said: "Brigg is a great market town and is highlighted as an area for development in the North Lincolnshire area.
"It is a place that people want to live as it has all the facilities."
At the time of the original 60 homes application, Brigg Town Council and some residents raised concerns about extra traffic caused by the development.
To try to alleviate the concerns, planners gave the go-ahead for an access road to the development to alleviate traffic problems that were raised in the consultation process.
The committee made the recommendation that a traffic island should be put in place to create a left-turn only on to Ancholme Way.
However, Harry Clifford, 57, said he felt the road could not handle another development.
"Grammar School Road is busy enough as it is," he said.
"There are always cars parked either side of the road and if another development is allowed down here it would create even more traffic.
"I just don't think the road can handle it."