A DERELICT building that has loomed over a town's busy road could be transformed.

The site of The Calcot Arms pub, situated on Halkyn Road, Holywell has been the subject of planning blunders since the tavern closed its doors in 2005.

Video and images by Beth Hughes

Marc Limbert, of KMS Building Developments in Connah's Quay, has submitted an application to Flintshire council to change the use of the derelict pub to construct three apartments, with on-site car parking.

Mr Limbert has also put in an application to build four three-bedroom houses - two pairs of semi-detached.

KMS are currently on site tidying up the area and doing light work ahead of the planning decision which is set to be next month.

The Calcot Arms building has been decaying for over a decade, and the wall situated on the corner which joins Halkyn Road with Milwr Road, towards Pentre Halkyn, has caused concerns among drivers and residents for many years.

Cllr Ted Palmer previously said the corner is a "death trap," and neighbours have complained in the past about the unsightly state of the former pub's exterior.

An application to build ten semi-detached houses was pulled by applicants in 2005, and Flintshire council's planning committee refused a bid to build eight apartments on the site in 2006.

A similar application to knock down the pub and build nine apartments was also refused by the planning committee in 2012.

Mr Limbert said he was attracted to the site due to the views over the Dee Estuary. He added: "This corner is obviously a problem, I don't know why it hasn't been sorted sooner. I'll gift it to the council for something to be done about it, because everyone is saying how bad it is.

"The previous application was for nine houses, so I hope this change of use is more well received. We'd also keep It's only good news for the area."