A DERELICT social club which shut its doors in 2014 is set to be demolished and replaced with affordable housing.

Oxford City Council will determine the fate of Barton's former Royal British Legion at Edgecombe Road on Wednesday.

Plans have been lodged to demolish the building and to erect an affordable housing development in its place.

Officers are recommending the proposal is approved and if granted a new complex will be built made up of four two-bed, two three-bed and one four-bed dwellings.

There will also be associated access, parking, bin and cycle storage as well as landscaping.

The social club closed its doors for the last time and stopped serving pints back in August 2014 after its member numbers dwindled, forcing the committee to cease trading.

At the time they blamed the tough financial times for the closure.

The social club first opened in 1965.

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Council documents prepared ahead of this week's meeting state that the project would be 'well designed.'

The documents read: "The redevelopment of this derelict site and the removal of the existing building would provide significant visual enhancements to the quality of the street scene in Edgecombe Road.

"It is considered that the siting and scale of the proposed development would safeguard the amenity of adjacent residential properties in the vicinity of the site and the proposals provide acceptable standards of amenity for future occupiers of the properties."

The project will be determined at an East Area Planning Committee meeting to be held on Wednesday.

That meeting, held by Oxford City Council, will take place at The Old Library at Oxford Town Hall.

The committee meeting will commence at 6pm and the public are welcome to attend.