A derelict pub in Hackney could be turned into a three bedroom family home.

The Albion, in Lauriston Road, shut its doors to punters around a decade ago, and has been closed ever since.

New owners bought the dilapidated pub recently, and have now submitted a planning application to Hackney Council to convert it into their family home.

Planning documents claim that the pub, which is locally listed, has “limited appeal” to operators, due to its location, lack of footfall, size and physical condition.

They add that the current site adds little aesthetic value to the area, and is “littered with discarded rubbish”.

The upper floor of the pub already contains three bedrooms, and the new owner claims there are no plans to change the height and massing of the existing building.

New signage would be added to the front of the pub, and sliding doors would be built to the rear ground floor to serve the new house’s kitchen.

The pub’s owner, who has lived nearby for over two decades, claims that these changes would “contribute positively” to the character and appearance of the local area.

More details about the application can be found on Hackney Council’s planning portal under reference 2024/0699.

Representations about the proposals can be made until May 23.

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