A FORMER shop in Latchford is set to be turned into a family home.

Plans submitted to Warrington Borough Council to convert the unit on Reynolds Street, close to Alderman Bolton Primary School, which has a flat above it have been approved by council officers.

As previously reported in the Warrington Guardian, it was most recently used a trophy shop.

The planning document said: "The previous owner rented both areas and it is the applicants understanding that the commercial unit had progressively become unviable as an ongoing entity due to highly residential nature of the surrounding area.

"The previous shop is the only unit of its kind and serves no ongoing community purpose. The unit is opposite a school and the street has progressively become an ideal location for younger families to acquire a home given its excellent public transport links and close vicinity to Latchford centre that benefits from a host of local and second tier national chains.

"The unit has been underutilised for some time – consisting of an unslightly and dilapidated apartment attached to a commercial unit with limited footfall."

The home will have three-bedrooms after permission was agreed last week.

You can see the plans in full details at warrington.gov.uk.