PLANS to demolish and relocate a section of offices at Barleycastle Trading Estate in Appleton have been revealed.

Planning chiefs will decide whether or not to grant Shepherd Group Properties permission to construct a two-storey office building and workshop with associated parking at the site used by Konstructa Hire Ltd, on Lyncastle Road.

The existing use of the site, which will remain the same, is for storage, offices and a workshop.

But as confirmed in the planning design and access statement, development would see facilities moved.

It said: "The site is located on an industrial estate alongside the M56.

"Although the use of the site would remain the same the building will be enlarged and relocated.

"The offices will have a maximum ridge height of 6.02m and the workshop will have an eaves height of 4.875m and a ridge height of 6.476m.

"The existing offices will be demolished and relocated further west on the site, still along the northern boundary, whereas the workshop will be demolished and relocated along the eastern boundary.

"The materials are typical of an industrial building and are metal goosewing grey cladding panels.

"No new landscaping will be proposed as part of the scheme, however, additional parking spaces will be provided due to the increase in size of the building."

Highways England has also been consulted over the application.

Simon Clarke, the ' assistant asset manager, said: "We are an adjoining landowner, with the M56 motorway being alongside. We have no objections to offer in this case."

Despite the additional parking measures, documents in the application say there will continue to be 12 full-time employees at the site – the same figure as the current arrangement.

Parking spaces can accommodate six cars but this will be increased to 18 if approval is given.

The application expires on July 26.