PLANS have been submitted for the redevelopment of a former Moordown pub’s car park.

Dreamland Bournemouth is seeking permission to build a three-storey building with a mix of commercial units and flats on the former Holly Tree car park.

The firm describes its proposals, which would see the construction of two business units below five flats, as “sympathetic”.

The Wimborne Road pub was sold by brewery chain Greene King in May 2016 following a “decline in success” of the business which had made it no longer viable.

Last year planning permission was granted for the redevelopment of the pub building into a block of 10 flats following the refusal of several similar previous applications for the building.

Plans to redevelop its adjacent car park were submitted to Bournemouth council shortly before its abolition at the end of March.

A planning statement submitted with the application says: “We believe that these proposals will form a sustainable use for this site.

“This is a popular and well-serviced established mixed residential area close to amenities and facilities.

“We believe the proposed use is sympathetic to the surroundings and has been designed with respect to its neighbours.”

The pub building had existed for more than 100 years and had been considered as “a building of significance and a heritage asset”.

As part of its proposed scheme, provision of 10 parking spaces has been made and the developer says that two further on-street spaces will be created as part of the development.

“These proposals seek to maintain a commercial presence on the site.

“Although the commercial areas proposed could be considered large for viability in this location, that is a risk that developers take.”

The application will be considered by planning officers of the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council in the coming weeks.