A popular pub in Penarth is due to be knocked down and replaced with four storeys of flats.

The Station, on Windsor Road in Cogan, closed in summer last year as Brains sold the site.

Developers are now planning to demolish the building and build 20 apartments there.

Vale of Glamorgan council received an application from Top House Developments for planning permission for the project last month.

The building would likely have a cafe on the ground floor, while all the apartments would be classed as ‘affordable’.

Penarth Times: How the apartments at the Station, Windsor Road, could look
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In planning documents, developers said: “It’s Top House Developments’ intention to provide a high quality residential development, which respects the local character of the area, and integrates well with the wider streetscene, while also creating an attractive retail frontage at the ground floor of the building.

“The building that is currently on site is vacant, and has been for some time; therefore the site has great potential for a residential development.”


The Station pub was previously run by the Rees family, who took over in April 2017. They previously told reporters it was “heartbreaking” to have to leave the pub in July last year.

More details about the plans can be found on the Vale council website. Council planners have not yet decided whether to grant permission for the scheme.