A 'dilapidated' pub is due to be demolished to make way for a block of flats.
The former Bowling Green Hotel in Ormskirk Road, which went up for sale in 2016, is set to be knocked down for a three-storey block to be built in its place.
The boarded up building on the corner of Stanley Street in Newtown, Wigan, is two storeys in height and located next to residential properties on both sides.
Planning permission has been granted for the vacant building to be demolished and 10 one-bedroom apartments to be built in its place.
It comes after planning permission was granted to turn the former pub building into a house with alterations to the rear nearly four years ago.
After this planning application was submitted, amendments were made to the residential scheme, including a reduction in the number of flats from 12 to 10.
Each apartment will now range between 50 and 59 square metres in size.
The apartment block would be constructed in traditional brick and tile materials to match surrounding properties, according to a council report.
According to the report by planners, Connolly Limited, the owner of the former pub, considered creating a 100 pc affordable housing scheme on the site and making a £12,500 contribution towards open space and play area provision.
But a viability assessment by the applicant concluded that the scheme could not provide any affordable housing or financial contributions to the council.
One letter received by the council requested the railing adjacent to the property becomes a close-boarded fence to protect security and privacy.
According to an officer report, the intention is to make good the existing close boarded fence, which will address the concerns raised by the local resident.
Wigan council approved the application subject to a number of conditions.
In a report, planning officers explained why they recommended approval.
It said: "The site is an existing brownfield site, and it has been concluded that the principle of residential development in this location is accepted and the scheme will deliver 10 one-bed apartments.
"Detailed consideration has been given to the proposed layout and design of the scheme to ensure the delivery of a high quality development.
"The development will not impact on the amenity of existing or proposed residents, with regard to the scale, type, and nature of the scheme."
The planning application was formally approved on December 8, 2020.