PLANNING chiefs at Warrington have given the go-ahead for a three-storey apartment block at Appleton – despite objections from nearby residents.
The new building, to be built by housing group Torus will replace the existing Broomfields flats in Bridge Lane, which will be demolished.
Objections were lodged by neighbours on the grounds of overshadowing of existing bungalows, loss of privacy, loss of trees and shrubs and highway safety.
The existing building provides 24 apartments. The new one will provide 51 apartments – 23 with one bedroom and 28 with two. They are described as social housing for over 55s.
The existing development has 15 parking spaces while the new one will provide 28, with two motorcycle and two-cycle spaces.
One of the objectors complains that the new development will include balconies which will lead to a loss of privacy for existing neighbours.