A TRADITIONAL white painted timber framed house in Winsford is to be turned into two shops.

Plans to change the use of the ground floor of 10 Delamere Street into two new shops and create a self-contained first floor apartment upstairs have been approved by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

No objections were received.

The property is on a corner plot beside a Shell petrol garage and is currently a two-storey three bedroom dwelling.

Applicant Martin Morgan, who sought planning permission, said that two full-time and two part-time jobs will be created in the shops but he has not confirmed details of the proposed retailers.

Council case officer Catherine Reay told the planning committee: "The site is located within an established mixed use properties and can be considered to be in a sustainable location in close proximity to the many services and amenities provided within Winsford.

"It is considered that this proposal could be delivered and that the resultant traffic generation on the surrounding highway network can be absorbed without resulting in an unacceptable detrimental impact either in safety or congestion.

"On the basis of the information submitted it is considered that there are no robust reasons for a refusal on highway grounds, no objections."

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Planning permission was granted on the condition that materials used in the external construction of the development must comply with those specified in the application so that the appearance of the building is appropriate to its surroundings.