A landmark Birmingham pub is set to be demolished to make way for new housing, health clinic and community centre.
The redevelopment of The Bromford pub site, in Bromford Lane, Hodge Hill, is expected to be approved by city planners on Thursday.
Upward Care and Developments wants to build 69 houses and flats, a community hub, two shops and a clinic on the site - which includes the pub's disused bowling green and land formerly occupied by the Palmerscroft old folks home.
With 37 of the properties earmarked for people with learning disabilities, and Upward Care providing the support, Birmingham social services has identified a need for this sort of assisted living.
In his report to committee planning officer, Peter Barton said: "The proposal would redevelop a long-vacant site to provide new residential accommodation, as well as small-scale commercial units and a community facility in a manner that protects neighbour amenity with no adverse impact on highway safety or the vitality and viability of the established centres and improves the character and quality of the locality."
To compensate for the loss of the bowling green, the developer has agreed to pay £80,000 towards leisure facilities or public open space in the Hodge Hill ward.
The Bromford Inn was built in the 1930s and the report states it does have architectural merit and, while its loss is regrettable, it is in a poor state of repair.
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