PLANS have been submitted to demolish a Flintshire pub to make way for apartments. 

An application has been lodged with Flintshire Council to knock down The Queensferry Hotel, situated near the Jubilee Bridge (Blue Bridge) on Welsh Road.

In its place, a block of 36 apartments would be built on the site. 

The apartments would be a mixture of one-bed and two-bed accommodation - 20 per cent of which would be designated affordable housing. The scheme would also see the provision of 56 car parking spaces, five visitor spaces and access to the site.

The plans have been tabled by Peacock Building Services Ltd - which is looking to demolish the pub that has been long-time closed.


Planning documents included in a pre-application public consultation state: "The application site has not been allocated for housing in the new LDP (Local Development Plan) but is considered brownfield land and would fall under the windfall market housing category.

"Garden City is a sustainable location with access to amenities and good travel linkages. The development of Northern Gateway located across from the site will bolster employment opportunities going forward.  

"This development will help to meet the demand in the area for one and two-bed accommodation, helping to sustain a balanced mixed community. The development is in a highly sustainable location and involves the reuse of a currently derelict site that does not contribute positively to the visual amenities of the surrounding area.

"This site will form a coherent part of the new gateway development into Queensferry and positively enhance the backdrop setting of the listed bridge." 

The application will be decided on by Flintshire Council by December 7.