'DETRIMENTAL' plans for a restaurant building in Glazebury have been refused by the council.

Proposals were submitted to Warrington Borough Council regarding the Indian restaurant Chennai, off Warrington Road in Glazebury.

A planning application was submitted to the council regarding transforming the first floor of the building into an office space.

The plans would have also seen new fire escapes added to the building with the inclusion of an external metal staircase.

Proposals were put to the council's planning department in May, with the decision to refuse the plans coming on November 16.

The planning officer's report reads: "The impact of the completed and proposed alterations to the exterior of the building, namely the metal staircase and the bin storage location, are in a highly prominent and visible location that will have a detrimental impact on the street scene and character of the area due to their design and form.

"The proposal would not improve the economic, social and environmental conditions of the area nor does it comply with the development plan and therefore does not comprise sustainable development.

"There were no amendments to the scheme, or conditions which could reasonably have been imposed, which could have made the development acceptable and it was therefore not possible to approve the application."

If approved, the plans would've seen the Indian restaurant continue to operate on the ground floor while the first floor would have been converted to office space.

There were no objections to the application lodged by the environmental protection department or the council's conservation officer.

The council's transport department lodged no objections, but reported that the proposals were subject to conditions: "Parking provision is indicated for the office space and is retained for the restaurant.

"Bin collection can happen as part of existing collection or via kerbside collections."

The application was refused by Warrington Borough Council on November 16.