PLANS have been submitted to turn a former taxi office into flats.

The office in Market Street, Farnworth, used to belong to Cobra Taxis.

It has been disused since the taxi firm left the property a number of years ago.

A planning application has been submitted to Bolton Council to change the use from offices to two self-contained flats.

One of the flats will be two bedrooms, with a shared bathroom, while the other flat will have one bedroom, with an en-suite bathroom.

In their design and access statement, planning agents Ochre Building Design Ltd describe the two-storey building as “run-down” and said it as “ideally located” to benefit the local community.

They wrote: “It is the intention of the proposal to make a positive contribution to the locality in accordance with current policies.

“The refurbishment is intended to benefit the local community and the area as it is ideally located and is suitable to create the living accommodation with minimal disruption.

“The proposal enables a run-down building to be returned to full and refurbished use.

“The site location is highly sustainable in terms of transport links, retail, recreation and employment. The Royal Bolton Hospital is less than two miles away.”

The plans have been submitted by Piara Singh.

Previously in December, 2017, Mr Singh submitted plans to turn the offices in the building next door into a ten room house of multiple occupancy.

A planning officer approved those plans in February, last year.