NEW plans to build an apartment block on the ‘eyesore’ site of a former garden centre have been revealed.

Grappenhall-based developer ASA Homes has lodged an application for planning permission for the site on Church Lane in Culcheth.

The proposals would see a total of 39 assisted living apartments built on the currently vacant site.

Planning application documents stated: “The current site is abandoned and generally regarded locally as an eyesore, with fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour.

“The proposed building would drastically improve the streetscape.

Warrington Guardian:

“We feel the addition of the development will be a significant positive addition to the local community and help diversify the local economy.”

ASA Homes’ plans would feature 29 one-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom flats, creating one full-time job.

A similar scheme to construct 31 assisted living apartments on the site were withdrawn after Culcheth and Glazebury Parish Council raised ‘a number of serious concerns’ over the development.

Several residents also objected to the ‘overbearing’ proposals.

Warrington Borough Council previously granted planning permission for 10 homes on the land back in 2016.