The site of a former pub in Radcliffe which partially collapsed after a fire has been earmarked for redevelopment.
The site of the former Wellington Pub on Stand Lane was demolished after the building partially collapsed in March, leading to a response from emergency services.
The building, which was formerly occupied by a shop, collapsed at around 10pm and caused the temporary closure of Church Street West and Stand Lane.
The site of the disused shop was also subject to a fire in November 2021 which caused smoke damage to the adjoining building.
Architecture company Equilibrium have written to the council to apply for retrospective planning permission for the emergency demolition of the building and say the site has been earmarked for redevelopment.
It says the former retail property could be redeveloped into housing as the necessary demolition of the building leads the way for "new opportunities for safer, more modern buildings" to be constructed.
A planning statement said: “A significant portion of 44 Stand Lane, a Radcliffe town centre building suffered a partial collapse.
“This incident posed an immediate threat to public safety, potentially resulting in injuries to those in the vicinity and raised concerns about the structural integrity of the remaining buildings.
“It is most fortunate there were no passers-by at the time of the collapse.”
Equilibrium architects added that while public consultation had not been carried out before the demolition of the building, it had been made aware of complaints about the structure including a poor roof and debris falling from the building.
No further details have been published regarding future plans for the site but the architects added that the owner of the building "remains committed to fostering a vibrant and secure town centre for the betterment of all residents and visitors".