AN application to fill a gap in a terraced street with four new houses has been lodged with Cheshire West and Chester Council.

The plans would see four terraced townhouses built between 14 and 16, Navigation Road – currently an empty parcel of land.

The three-bedroom homes would follow the same brick and pitch-roof design of their neighbours, leaving a gap between numbers 14 and 16.

But pre-application advice from CWAC planning officers – submitted as part of the plans – raises concerns over proximity to existing homes, which have windows facing onto the proposed development site.

A council officer said: “The area which you seek to develop is considered to be a sustainable location towards which new development is in general supported.

“However, there are a few matters/issues which do raise some concerns and would need to be addressed.”

The application features 3D block designs of how the houses could look, along with the required two off-street parking spaces per home.

The parcel of land is sloped, meaning work would be required to combat the difference in levels.

A statutory council consultation period is open until June 24.