Flats in Chorley pub conversion will be for ‘professionals, not addicts’, councillors told

That was the pledge made to councillors as they gave the go-ahead to the redevelopment of the Seven Stars Inn, on Eaves Lane, which closed down at Easter.

The proposal will see the historic hostelry – which dates back to the early nineteenth century – turned into a “house in multiple occupation” (HMO) for 10 tenants.

The plans for the pub attracted a 22-signature petition and a similar number of formal objection letters, which raised concerns about likely parking problems – due to the fact that no off-street spaces would be provided – and also the claimed potential for an