The demolition of a landmark derelict Birmingham pub has been approved by councillors.
The Bromford on the busy Bromford Lane, Hodge Hill, will be cleared to make way for 69 new flats, health clinic, shops and community centre.
Upward Care will build the properties, of which 37 have been earmarked as sheltered homes for people with learning difficulties.
The Bromford Inn was built in the 1930s and the report states that it does have architectural merit and while its loss is regrettable it is in a poor state of repair.
Planning committee member Peter Douglas Osborn said: “It is always sad to see the loss of a pub, but it has been empty for a long time. The bowling green has all but disappeared.”
The committee has asked the transport department to take a close look at the busy junction, which has been described as an accident blackspot, to see if traffic safety can be improved.