MIDDLEWICH Town Council has thrown its weight behind objections against plans to covert a house into four apartments in the town.

The plan, for Darlington Street, has already seen multiple objections from neighbours — but now the town council has weighed in on the debate, saying the plans should be turned down due to insufficient parking provision.

A spokesperson for Middlewich Town Council said: “The council objects to the proposal due to the detrimental impact on neighbour amenity due to the overdevelopment of the site and the insufficient parking provision on a road that already has limited parking.

“It is noted that the premises that was previously a commercial unit and was not designed for such significant residential use.”

Winsford Guardian: The location of the proposed development. Image: Google MapsThe location of the proposed development. Image: Google Maps

Concerns from neighbours had been along similar lines, with one anonymous objection added: “A further 4 apartments, again with no parking provision will mean even more people trying to park on Darlington Street and will result in severe congestion.

“This is unfair to existing residents who would like to be able to park somewhere near their homes.

“The applicant has stated that there is a lack of provision of single persons flats, but surely the fact that there are already eight apartments for single people on Darlington Street approved is sufficient.”

In response to previous objections, a spokesperson for the developers’ agent said: “I have not seen any of the comments so I cannot comment on them.

“I am sure that the council will have final say in the long run.”