PLANS have been put in to convert a building to create three apartments.

Proposals seek permission to turn a former retail building into three three-bedroom apartments, with external alterations.

Plans also include for the provision of a car parking area, cycle storage and refuse storage.

The plans for the property at 45 North Road, on the junction with Crab Street, have been submitted by applicant Tony O'Neill.

The application states: "The proposal site itself consists of a single building that previously had been used as a retail building with a self-contained flat above".

It adds "the existing building and site would be altered to maximise the site's potential, this would include the demolition of the existing rear cladded extension and the erection of a new extension which would include the addition of a new storey to the existing building".

There would be one flat on each floor.

The plans have received one letter of objection from a resident who said: "an additional storey would not respect the scale, design or character of the original property".

Concerns over parking and privacy of nearby properties were also among issues raised.

Standard consultation of plans to the public lasts until August 3, with a determination deadline set for August 24.