Plans have been put forward to convert a former bank in Chirk into apartments.
In an application submitted to Wrexham Council it has been proposed the former HSBC bank on Church Street is converted into three apartments.
Despite fierce opposition from the public and Clwyd South MP, Susan Elan Jones, the bank closed in April 2016, leaving some residents with an 11 mile trip to the nearest HSBC in Wrexham.
If approved the vacant building will be converted into two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment.
It is hoped that the plans will “develop the building to its full potential whilst maintaining the visual impression of the street scene”.
The application’s design and access statement adds: “The current use of the building is vacant and unused. So, rather than letting the building deteriorate, we are seeking to improve localised residential aspects.
“By allowing this proposal to take place, a disused unit can take on a new lease of life and support the local community by providing new residential apartments suitable for the younger generation.
“We feel this planning application should be looked favourably upon as we feel there are no justifiable reasons for refusal.”
The application will be considered for approval at a later date.
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