End of the line for The Jubilee?

THE future of a historic Shaw pub could be back on the planning agenda.

The Jubilee on Milnrow Road has been derelict for years, attracting increasing amounts of anti social behaviour and fly tipping.

A fridge has been dumped at the front of the Gothic style building, which has boarded up windows and crumbling masonry.

Twice in the last 12 months plans to demolish the former pub and erect houses and/or apartments on the site were submitted to Oldham Planning Committee.

It followed the decision not to list The Jubilee as a building of special architectural or historic interest.

However, applicants Clements Court Properties Ltd withdrew their first proposal to build six dwellings back in March.

A second application to demolish the pub and replace with a three-storey block of eight apartments was withdrawn in July, again throwing the future of the once popular hostelry into doubt.

However, a third application could be imminent though Saddleworth based consultants, Chorlton Planning Ltd, are no longer involved.

Shaw councillor Howard Sykes told the Correspondent: “As far as I understand there are other plans in the pipeline and they are due to be submitted shortly.

“It is an eyesore and it needs to be sorted out. It’s been like this for three or four years and it is only getting worse.

“It is gutted, there’s nothing in it and it’s not a viable business. So, the sooner something is done the better.”

The history of The Jubilee dates back to 1840 but it was believed to have been built on the other side of the road.

However, in 1863, it was moved brick-by-brick over to its current location to make way for the railway running straight through where the building used to be.

The road was also moved to create what is now known as the ‘jubilee bend’.

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