AN APARTMENT will be put in the site of a recently closed Ashton pub if a planning application gets the go ahead.
Michael Allweis, a partner at Dwyers Solicitors in the town, wants to convert the first floor of The Caledonia on Warrington Street into a two bedroomed living space through his Melas One company.
Once used as a hotel with three rooms, the first floor application does not impact on the overall use of the building, including the self-contained apartment on its second floor.
Each bedroom would have an en suite bathroom and the accommodation would have access to a roof terrace, if planning is approved.
The Caledonia has remained closed since the ending of the last lockdown and all branding from Robinson’s brewery has been removed.
In fact, the property is up for sale or let with a local estate agent.
However its listing says: “The letting of the property can be taken on solely for the ground floor or for the whole of the building, with the exception of the cellar, additional assets are to be included at an extra cost, for example outside dining/smoking area to the rear and secure private parking for up to nine spaces situated beyond the external dining area.
“The property is ideally suited to a variety of business uses, in particular dining bistro restaurant, professional offices, dental/medical practice (subject to the usual permissions).”
It also explicitly states: “These premises are NOT available for use as a public house under any circumstances.”
Tameside Council’s Speakers Panel (Planning) committee will decide whether to grant or refuse planning permission.