DOZENS of residents have objected to a scheme to build 189 apartments on the site of a disused builders’ yard in Latchford.

Liverpool-based developer Carpenter Investments is seeking planning permission from Warrington Borough Council for the £10m proposals for the former Beers Timber and Building Supplies yard on Station Road.

Three five-storey blocks of apartments would be built on the 1.75 hectare site, bordering the Cantilever Bridge and Manchester Ship Canal, is plans are approved.

Amended proposals could see 39 one-bedroom, 138 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom flats constructed.

But a number of residents have objected to the plans, raising concerns about the ‘totally inadequate’ parking provision, ‘overbearing’ nature of the development and traffic issues.

Among them was Grammar School Road resident Therese Charlton.

Her written objection to the plans said: “We already have significant parking issues and increased traffic.

“In addition, the traffic during construction and noise and pollution is of concern.

“We believe the building’s height at the end of the road is excessive.

“It needs to be lower at that point - we think we will be overlooked and this will impact our view and privacy.

“There is clearly not enough parking, and Warrington doesn’t have the travel infrastructure to make public transport from Latchford a viable option.”

The latest plans for the former timber yard, which has been vacant since 2006 having previously been in use since the 1960s, show that the number of planned parking spaces has increased to 243.

But residents believe this total still falls short of what is required.

Plans for 93 apartments and 38 sheltered accommodation units on the site had previously been approved in 2008.

Carpenter Investments said in its application that the latest scheme would deliver ‘much needed homes in an attractively designed development in a sustainable location’.