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Inside a derelict Grimsby pub

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Inside a derelict Grimsby pub

The Albion pub on Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby, is set to be demolished to make way for a new shop and several self-contained flats.

The building been closed to the public for more than a decade, leaving it to fall into disrepair and decay.

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Planning Committee has already given the green light to plans which will see the pub demolished.

Now, one local resident has captured a unique last view of The Albion before it is gone for good:

The new shop will be on the ground floor of a new three-storey building, with four self-contained flats above.

According to the planning application, “the existing building has been seriously fire damaged and subject to extensive criminal damage.

“This has been witnessed on-site and the cost of renovating it and putting good the damage would likely to be excessive even if it was possible,” the Bradford-based applicant continued.

“Having regard to all considerations whilst the loss of the historic asset is somewhat regrettable, the case has been made for the redevelopment with a good quality building.

“The proposed replacement building is of good design and this would bring investment and vitality to an area which is in need of regeneration.”

Despite plans being given the go-ahead by the Council, some local residents have shared their disappointment at the proposal.

One wrote: “It seems such a waste of a beautiful building especially given the amount of warehouse type buildings available nearby already purpose built for storage.

“As a nearby resident, I object to this proposal.

“The Albion stands in a prominent position on the main road from Grimsby to Cleethorpes surely the Council would want a building of this grandeur to be put to better use than a storeroom.”

“Grimsby has lost so much in its heritage which in the past has been roughshod over by developers. This notable building on a primary route into the towns must be saved,” added another.

They continued: “The developers have exaggerated the building condition to gain approval for its demolition.

“The building could be cleared out and replacement floor boards etc could be replaced where required. I would not object to its demolition if the tiled frontages were preserved and incorporated in to any new build.

“This has been successfully carried out on numerous buildings in Hull and there is no reason why it cannot be done in Grimsby.”

(Image / Video : Jay Dixon / Adventures with Jay)

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