REDEVELOPMENT of the derelict Horse and Jockey pub in Helsby has finally been given approval.
Plans to turn the site into 14 new homes was given unanimous approval by councillors at a Cheshire West and Chester planning board on Tuesday after years of rejected applications.
The scheme, which involves alterations to the listed pub to create four new three bed homes with 10 new build two bedroom houses, was deferred last month for further investigations into the possibility of additional car parking.
Area planning manager Iwan Hughes said the plans now included four further spaces, bringing the total to 20.
Changes had also been made to the design of four of the new properties from three bedrooms to two bedrooms which would reduce the overall need for parking.
Councillors heard the scheme is supported by Helsby Parish Council but there are objections as the access is said to be on a dangerous part of the busy Chester Road and the number of parking spaces is not realistic.
The homes will also be close to the village centre and public transport.