PLANS are afoot to open an orthodontist practice in the former Nationwide bank.

The building, at 54 High Street opposite McDonalds, is subject to a planning application for a change of use.

The High Street branch of the bank closed last May, merging with the Bull Ring branch following a refurbishment.

Cheshire West and Chester Council will decide on the application in the coming months.

The application was submitted by AMK Orthodontics, which trades as Turret Orthodontics in Sale.