Disused Ashton pub wanted for flat conversion

A FORMER Ashton-under-Lyne pub that ended up being the suspected site of a cannabis farm may be converted into seven flats.

Steven Whiston has applied to Tameside Council to convert the Woodman Inn, on Oldham Road, into living accommodation.

A double storey extension will be built to the rear of the property if planning permission is granted.

And according to drawings, one of the one-bedroomed units will be a duplex, straddling the ground and first floors.

Hopes of planning permission being granted have been given a boost with National Highways saying it has no comments to make regarding the application and any impact it may have.

The six car parking spots already associated with The Woodman Inn will be allocated to any scheme.

The Woodman Inn, believed to have closed last year, found itself at the centre of substantial police activity when a suspected cannabis farm was discovered in it.

Greater Manchester Police officers raided the building on Friday, May 26 and are thought to have discovered a number of plants.

Tameside Council’s Speaker’s Panel (Planning) committee will decide whether to grant or refuse planning permission.

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