PLANS have been submitted to turn a former accountants into a beauty salon and training centre.

Proposals have been drawn up and sent to council planners by applicant Elizabeth Davies.

The application seeks permission to turn the use of 143 High Street, Newton-le-Willows into a beauty salon, also to be used to offer training in the industry in an upstairs room.

The application states the building has been used by an IT company and previously an accountants.

In the plans, Ms Davies states: "I am looking to open a beauty studio, the name being House of Eden meaning 'house of beauty'.

"I will be looking to rent out stations throughout the building to other beauticians (nail technicians, make-up artists, beauty therapists, hair stylists, estheticians).

"I will be looking to install desks, mirrors, lights and beauty beds throughout the establishment keeping to a very classic black and white theme with floral decoration through the building using synthetic flowers".

Plans add that upstairs, one room will be used as "a training room and a teaching platform which will generate career opportunities within the beauty industry. I will be hoping to build opportunities for people looking to start a career in the beauty industry or further their career.

"Each room throughout the building is to be used as (a) beauty room".

Plans add that COVID-19 guidelines have been followed.

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The application adds: "The front of the building is to be kept as is and application will be made for signage and advertising. I am fully aware of the High Street being a Conservation area and I am in full co-operation to keep the specific aesthetic.

"I will be looking to take inspiration from successful High Street establishments that have been approved by the council and loved by the public".

The client base for the business "live very close" and the bus stop outside the establishment "would be incredibly useful" and that many clients will "arrive by foot".

Proposed beauticians also live nearby and would travel by foot, bus or train, plans add.

Proposed opening hours for the House of Eden are 8am to 6pm on Mondays to Saturdays, and 10am to 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Plans add there would be approximately four beauticians working at the premises at one time.

Consultation on plans lasts until Thursday, September 24.

A determination deadline has been set for October 27.