BLUEPRINTS for further demolition work in the heart of the town have been revealed as the council looks to sustain momentum on its £107 million regeneration project.

A planning application confirming the latest plans for land off Dolman's Lane, between Bridge Street and Union Street, has been submitted by Warrington Borough Council and Muse Developments.

It proposes for the demolition of existing buildings and structures to pave the way for the construction of two-storey retail and commercial units.

If approved, a restaurant or cafe is set to be built at the site as part of the move.

The proposed units form part of a wider masterplan, which will 'knit into the surrounding street network' and encourage additional footfall within area.

Entrance points to the facilities would be on the corner of Bridge Street and Dolman's Lane, as well as on the opposite corner, adjacent to the new public square.

Planning and environmental consultancy specialist HOW, which is the application agent, said development would provide a boost to the town centre following the 'economic and physical decline over a number of years'.

It added: "A high quality approach to the appearance of the buildings is proposed, which complements the other phases of development being brought forward as part of the scheme.

"The proposals seek to form a connection between Bridge Street, which is a deep red stone and brick environment, and the rest of the Bridge Street development, through the use of lighter and brighter materials.

"The social benefits associated with the proposed development would include lending support to a strong, vibrant and healthy community within Warrington, through the creation of new employment opportunities.

"It is currently anticipated that the upper floor of building one will be used as office space by a management company responsible for the entire scheme.

"The current application is for a relatively small phase of the Bridge Street scheme and the minor increase in floorspace that is proposed would not give rise to any impacts of greater significance than those identified as part of the approved outline planning application.

"In light of the clear direction from central Government as to the approach to be taken when determining planning applications, it is clear that the planning application being submitted should benefit from a presumption in favour of approval, without delay, by the planning authority."

The plans come following the demolition of the multi-storey market car park, on Academy Way, last month.

The application expires on October 30.