AN EXTENSION to an Orford convenience store could be torn down after retrospective planning permission for the development was refused.

Two single storey rear extensions were made to Scott Store and Off Licence in August 2016 without planning permission.

Anton Thevapajah, owner of the Scott Street newsagents, had subsequently applied for retrospective planning permission for the construction work, which also included the retention of two air cooler units and the repositioning of an external staircase for the property’s first floor flat.

But the application was refused by Warrington Borough Council on the grounds of the development having an ‘unacceptable impact’ on neighbouring properties.

It is the second time that retrospective planning permission for the extension has been denied – having been thrown out on the grounds of ‘insufficient information in October’ – and Warrington Borough Council could now order its demolition.