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Plans for former Santon pub


A Port Erin company is hoping to turn the site of a landmark former pub in Santon into a housing estate.


Haven Homes, based in St Mary’s Road, has applied for permission to build the development behind the former Lancashire Hotel pub on Main Road.


In its plans, the company says it would build a shop on the site of the Furness Cottage, with an entrance leading into an estate of up to 40 houses.


At the end of the estate farthest from the road, there’d also be playing fields and football pitches.


In the application, the company says it plans to more than twice as many affordable homes as required by the Department of Social Care.


In all, more than 60 per cent of the two and three-bedroomed houses will be affordable, as opposed to the 25 per cent set down by government.


Haven Homes says it will provide a large amount of open space, and make some improvements to land owned by the Department of Social Care next door to the planned development.


You can find out more about the proposals, and have you say on them, on the government’s website gov.im

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