A PLANNING application has been submitted to build eight one-bedroom flats in Greenbank.

If approved the two person apartments will be built with private green space and car parking on land behind Lilac Drive.

The application has been submitted by not for profit South Cheshire Housing Society, an organisation which aims to rent out affordable homes that are in constant demand.

The registered social landlord already owns 107 one and two bedroom flats in Lilac Drive.

A supporting statement said: “We believe this scheme shows a sympathetic yet modern architectural intervention into the area.

“It will provide a development which is socially sustainable.

“This development will also be a huge step towards reducing the housing shortage in this area by supplying desirable, high quality housing tailored to the needs of the local community.

“We believe our proposals will make a positive contribution to the area, providing high quality living accommodation in a sustainable location with a well-designed public realm and landscaped environment.”

The scheme aims to re-interpret the detailing of existing houses in the house but in a more modern aesthetic.

The proposed building will be two stories high with four apartments on each floor.

The consultation period ends on Tuesday, August 29.