A CAR showroom in Howley could be converted into a storage unit.

The former Mark Andrews Car Centre on Holmesfield Road, which has been vacant for more than a year, would be split into three units under an application for planning permission submitted to Warrington Borough Council.

While the main part of the building – sited off Farrell Street – will be used for storage and distribution, the rest would also be put into use for other businesses.

Applicant Mere Hall Estates states that the proposal would create 20 full-time jobs, with the site set to be in use from 7am to 8pm daily.

A consultation on the plans runs until Wednesday, April 4.