Historic Preston pub that was gutted in an arson attack is to be flattened

Time has finally been called on the Boar’s Head in Barton after Preston City Council’s planning committee gave the go-ahead for the historic hostelry to be bulldozed – five years after it closed down. Permission has been granted to build two pairs of three-bedroomed semi-detached houses on the cleared site.

A long-running campaign by locals to reopen the venue as a combined pub and community hub – providing services for the village – ended in disappointment in June 2020 after permission was granted for the building to be converted into two flats.

That would have seen several extensions to the