PLANS have been drawn up to turn a former commercial premises into apartments.

Meanwhile, proposals also seek to turn rented accommodation into a 10-bedroom house of multiple-occupation.

Plans, submitted to St Helens Council by Joy construction, seek permissiomn for changes of use at 460 and 466 Fleet Lane, Parr.  

A design and access statement, drawn up on behalf of the applicant by NMW Design, says: "Joy Construction have found a massive need in this area for professional, quality and affordable shared accommodation" and says the site is "two miles away from the very popular and extremely busy warehouse area next to Burtonwood".

It adds: "This property serves perfectly to that community especially to the 23-40 age category and being only a 10 min cycle or 5 minute bus ride to commute to their work place each day makes it a great location.

"A high percentage of the factory workers work for a minimum wage and this property will provide a much more affordable place to live with all of the occupiers bills wrapped in to their package but still giving them the clean, quality space that they need".

Plans seek to convert and extend the former commercial premises at 460 Fleet Lane into six two-bedroom apartments.

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Meanwhile, for 466 Fleet Lane, the proposal is to add a small first floor extension to the rear and remodel the interior to provide 10 two-person bedrooms, with five on each floor.

The plans are on standard consultation until Thursday, August 18. 

A determination deadline is set for September 12.