PLANS have been submitted to Cheshire East Council to retain three houses that were built on the former King’s Arms car park, in Queen Street.

The developer is now seeking retrospective planning permission following complications with the original application.

The original application did not comply with one of the officer’s conditions for development which was regarding the archaeological watching brief.

A planning statement said:“The only excavation was for the trenches for the strip footing and the resulting soil was used to fill up the low points to the front of the properties prior to the driveways being laid."

The earlier scheme was deemed acceptable by the planning officer.

A planning statement said: “The officer report in relation to the earlier scheme confirmed that the site is located close to the town centre and is readily accessible and well connected to public transport and community facilities and services and was therefore considered to be a sustainable location for residential development.”

The plans to build the three houses were first considered in 2011 and the case officer at the time did not see any problems with the proposal.

The case officer said: “Having regard to the mix of property types in the street and their various positions relative to the street scene, it is not considered that the siting of the houses, or their size and scale would appear intrusive or out of keeping with the street scene.

“The removal of the existing concrete boundary fence along the frontage of the site, would improve the appearance of the site.”