PALMERS Brewery is set to convert the Angel Inn at Lyme Regis into flats.

The Bridport-based brewery will be applying for change of use for the pub in Mill Green, which has been closed since January 2009.

Nigel Jones of Chesterton Humberts, Palmers’ property agent, said: “After long consideration and having tried to improve the pub’s trading potential by trialling several different formats, the brewery have decided to submit a planning application for conversion into a limited number of residential units.

“In making this decision they have listened to the views of local residents living nearby.”

Palmers intends to submit an application to West Dorset District Council later this year.