Five years in the making, the transformation of an ‘eyesore’ into a £1.5m housing scheme in Helsby is complete.
Modern homes have replaced a derelict pub at the site off Chester Road.
The boarded-up Robin Hood Hotel was further destroyed by arsonists in 2011 before it was finally knocked down.
Helsby parish councillor Terry O’Neill described the Lower Robin Hood Lane spot in the past as a ‘blight on an otherwise well-kept village’.
There had long been uncertainty on how the destroyed site would be regenerated.
Now the ribbon has been cut on 13 new homes under the Cheshire Plains development, which could hopefully help first-time buyers get on the housing ladder.
Harbur Construction managing director Richard Hutchinson said: “The completion of this scheme marks the transformation of a site which was a blemish on an otherwise picturesque and desirable area of Cheshire.
“Cheshire Plains has not only helped bring this disused land back into use, but has also helped meet the need for high quality homes for local families and couples.”
The site now features one apartment and seven four-bedroom and five three-bedroom properties.
Arranged in a courtyard, the development utilises a mix of housing styles, all with landscaped gardens.
Harbur Construction built the scheme on behalf of Halebank Developments, who will now put the homes on the market.
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