AN apartment block is set to be built on the former site of a derelict Dudley pub.

Dudley Council has granted permission for the construction of a three-storey block of 19 apartments on the site of the former Duncan Edwards pub on the corner of Priory Road and Limes Road.

The block will be made up of seven one bedroom supported living flats on the ground floor and 12 apartments spread across the second and third floors.

Planning documents also state the building will contain a communal area on the first floor.

No letters of objection were received, according to planning documents.

The planning report concluded: "The principle of residential on the development is considered to be acceptable. The scale, design and layout and the impact upon residential amenity and highway safety are also acceptable. Mitigation in the form of native tree and hedgerow planting and the provision of bird and bat boxes is to be provided."

The pub was named after the footballing icon who grew up on the nearby Priory estate.

It was demolished in December 2006 following a series of fires and concerns it was a magnet for vandals.