HERE is what the proposed apartments that could be built in place of a conservative club would look like.

The Star reported online last week after a planning application had been drawn up seeking permission to demolish a vacant club and create 16 apartments in its place.

Plans have been sent to the council in relation to Earlestown Conservative Club, on Earle Street.

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The proposals, submitted by applicant, Tim Landa, include the creation of eight two-bedroom flats and eight one-bedroom flats across all floors.

Computer graphic images show how the proposed development will look.

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A design and access statement, drawn up by planning agents Tang and Associates, on behalf of the applicant says: "The existing building is currently vacant and has been vacant for some time, previously the existing building functioned as a public house.

"In its current state, the building is damaged and the construction quality of the building has not stood the test of time.

"The site being in such close proximity to the town centre, which hosts several high quality and local historic interest buildings, the site is not currently meeting its full potential".

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Plans add: "The massing and scale of the proposal has been carefully considered by the design team and have accounted for the surrounding the context.

"The proposal has a very similarly sized foot print as the existing public house, and the height of the proposal has considered the heights of the adjacent buildings".

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The statement concludes: "The design team have carefully prepared the full planning application and designed a scheme which has considered the character of the immediate context and the wider area.

"We feel that the proposal would be a valuable addition to the area by providing high quality and well-designed apartments in the heart of Earlestown Town Centre".

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Pictures: St Helens Council Planning Portal