A PUB may be demolished to make way for 20 houses.

The Sturdy Lads, in Monk Bretton, is currently closed and boarded up.

An outline application has been submitted to the council to demolish the pub, on the junction of Longridge Road and Fishdam Lane, to make way for five blocks of town houses and car parking.

Submitted by Mason Horner Ltd, it states there are other establishments close by with similar offerings.

It adds: "The general amenity of the area will be improved by the loss of the potentially noisy and disruptive activities within the public house and associated car parking."