A HUDDERSFIELD pub could be turned into flats.
Pub company Publico hopes to turn The Manor House on Moorside Avenue, Crosland Moor, into 17 flats.
Richard Weddall, spokesman for Publico, said The Manor House was not commercially viable as a pub.
He said it was too far out of the town centre to attract the trade needed to sustain a building of its size.
He added: "It's not viable as licensed premises.
"Only one part of the building is used for licensed premises and the rest is a bit dilapidated. It's a beautiful old property that is being wasted.
"So we are looking at alternative uses. It's a positive thing, because we are going to be restoring a Grade II listed building back to its former glory.
"There are lots of other licensed premises in the area, so people will still be able to get a drink."
If Kirklees Council planning officers approve, 10 one bedroom and seven two-bedroom flats will be created.
Storage will be in the basement and several existing small extensions on the property will be replaced, so that they are more in keeping with its look.
Richard Irving, of I D Planning in Leeds, is the agent for the application.
He said the scheme was a good one, adding: "It's very early days. We have put the application to the council and we will have to wait and see."
Officers will decide on The Manor House's future after next Thursday.