FAMILY security, drainage and noise are just three of the issues highlighted by residents to the council following the submission of plans for the Warrington West railway station.

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd is seeking permission for a two-platform railway base, including a station building with a new footbridge, two lift towers and an associated passenger car park.

The Chapelford site is bounded between land west of Belvedere Drive and Detroit Close, south of Oklahoma Boulevard, as well as Boston Boulevard and north of Sycamore Lane.

Planning documents state a 287-space car park is to be provided at the station along with a kiss-and-ride facility (a short stay drop-off), as well as two new bus stops which will reduce the potential for car parking problems within the 'immediate vicinity'.

If the application is approved, a covered cycle shelter is to be built adjacent to the main station building, providing facilities for 42 bikes.

Residents in the area have been putting their concerns forward, although the need for the potential construction has also been recognised.

One resident, who lives on Belvedere Drive, objected because of his 'serious concerns', which the application 'does not address'.

He said: "The increased noise of vehicles stopping and starting at approximately three feet from my property will be highly intrusive.

"The application shows no consideration of alleviating this increased noise and lack of security to my family and property.

"There are no indications that the car park will be barrier accessible, or any other forms of security for residents and properties.

"This open space will attract car and motorcycle gangs at all hours and learner drivers and ball games."

Another resident, who also lives on Belvedere Drive, was keen to voice her views and claimed the site had recently been waterlogged after 'a small amount of rain'.

She enquired about how drainage will be managed at the proposed facilities.

She said: "What impact will there be on the gardens on Belvedere Drive?"

Despite her concerns over drainage, she also discussed potential issues surrounding security and noise.

She added: "Will there be cameras and where will they be pointed at?

"What will be in place on the car park to discourage gangs of people hanging about on it at night when the train station is not being used by commuters?

"What impact will the public address system have on the houses as they are nearer to the platforms than the flats?"

Although being in favour of the plans, a resident backing the move has raised her fears over what 'direct impact' the car park will have on her family.

Council leader Terry O'Neill said all funding is in place and believes the station will be a 'massive addition' to the strategic plans in the area.

A council spokesman added: "This application will considered properly by the council and anyone who wishes to make representations, including residents, will have the opportunity to do so as part of the decision-making process."

The application expires on October 1, while the end of consultation is July 31.

Network Rail has said Sankey station will remain open and confirmed there are no proposals in place to close it.