PLANS have been lodged to turn a former Whitehaven pub into housing.

The Kings Arms pub on Main Street in Hensingham will be converted to three separate units for domestic accommodation.

An application submitted by Paul Dale to Copeland Council proposes to create three flats or masionettes in the former pub.

Each property would have three bedrooms. Two parking spaces will be available at the property, with more public parking available in Hensingham.

There will also be access to a yard area.

The plans say: “The former public house will be sympathetically converted to provide three domestic units in a desired location, to provide quality accommodation.

“This will enhance the local area from a redundant public house, that has been proven to be unviable.”

The Kings Arms was sold at online auction for £79,000 in 2021.

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