PLANS have been submitted for an online car retailer to build a new sales "pod" in a Bolton supermarket car park.

We Buy Any Car aim to set up shop in the car park at Morrisons at Lea Gate, Harwood.

Plans submitted to Bolton Council within the last week from WM Morrison Supermarkets give details of the scheme.

Supporting documents said: “No cars are sold from these sites, all WeBuyAnyCar.com branches only purchase cars, and all cars are taken off site and sold at auction.

“The online service allows for the agreement of a mutually convenient collection time at the site where inspection of the vehicle and agreement of the sale will occur. 

"There is a maximum of 10 cars on a site at one time, however this is more likely to four to six on a normal day.

“The sold vehicles will remain in a parking space until collection.

"WeBuyAnyCar.com ensure that there is always space available for appointments within 10 car parking spaces and therefore through regular collection there is no overspill on to adjoining areas of car park.

“The scheme seeks to revitalise the existing Morrisons car park by offering more choice to customers and generating new employment opportunities through the provision.

WM Morrison Supermarkets hope that the advantages of this proposal as well as the overall benefits to the local community will be supported.”

The overall impact on the supermarket car park would mean a loss of 12 parking spaces meaning the capacity would be reduced fro 325 to 313 spaces.

The company said that if the plans were approved it would create two full-time jobs.

The application, concluded: “WeBuyAnyCar.com offer a service which is highly valued by Morrisons customers and firmly aligns with plan to bring more popular and useful services to the communities that they serve. There is no disruption to their normal operation.”

Planners will decide on the plans in the coming weeks.