A CAR wash and tyre shop in High Street could be demolished if plans are approved for new flats by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

The plans suggest demolishing the derelict buildings at the site which have not been used in three years.

According to the design and access statement there is evidence the buildings have been broken into on a regular occurrence and have been used for rough sleeping and a number of anti-social activities.

The applicant states: “The new residential building is proposed within a well-established urban area. The site has already been identified as being highly sustainable and suitable for residential development.

“The demolition and replacement of the existing building on the application site presents a real opportunity to significantly improve the character of the High Street area and provides a quality building that can act as a key focal point and positive gateway.”

Appropriate vehicle access to the site can be provided through Church Street and the applicant has considered the existing residential properties and the potential future development of the site.

The applicant states: “The site will provide a high-quality housing development in keeping with local character and delivers new homes which are sensitively designed and well-integrated into its surroundings.”