Worksop: Major new homes plan for Horse Shoe pub site

The Horseshoe, Worksop which may be developed into housing
The Horseshoe, Worksop which may be developed into housing

A former pub in Worksop could be transformed into 16 new homes, the Guardian can reveal.

A planning application was submitted to Bassetlaw Council on 30th April by SMC Property Investments Ltd to turn the old Horse Shoe public house, Kilton Hill, into 16 new dwellings with parking and amenity areas.

Developers are keen to bring back this derelict brownfield site into use and provide much needed rental accommodation in the Kilton area

The premises have been closed down and vacant for a number of years and are said to be no longer economically viable to be restored as a pub.

The houses would comprise of three-storey, three bedroom, semi-detached houses with integral garages underneath them, and 2.5 storey, two bedroom houses with attic storage cover.

The developers say that the home designs are a result of looking at the ‘housing needs’ within the Kilton area, along with some of the features from the main building site such as steep roofs, brick work and tile finishes.

All details are still to be finished and approved.

Coun Jo White, cabinet member for regeneration at Bassetlaw Council, said: “The council has received an application to demolish the former Horseshoe public house on Kilton Road and replace it with 16 dwellings.”

“The council’s Regeneration and Investment team has advised the applicant on a number of proposals prior to the submission of this application.”

“This application will be referred to the council’s Planning Committee at a future date yet to be decided.”

Mark Garfitt, the architectural agent, said: “The developers (SMC Property Investments Ltd) are keen to bring back this derelict brownfield site into use and provide much needed rental accommodation in the Kilton area.”

“Within the design stage of the development we have taken into account a number of comments and issues that have been raised by the local planning authority so that the scheme can not only enhance the offer of accommodation in the area but also be sympathetic to the look of the surrounding area.”

There are currently no objections to the proposed plans on the council’s website.