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PLANS have been sub­mit­ted to con­vert a for­mer pri­vate mem­bers club into apart­ments.

The ap­pli­ca­tion by Sum­mit Living Ltd is to trans­form the New Lib­eral Club on Boden Street in the town cen­tre into six two-bed­room a apart­ments.

The four-storey b build­ing over­looks A Aldi su­per­mar­ket and is next door to the Sa­mar­i­tans.

The plans are with Cheshire East Coun­cil for a de­ci­sion.

The club has been closed for some time but in its hey­day was a very pop­u­lar sports and so­cial club, with snooker ta­bles and darts.

In doc­u­ments ar­chi­tect An­drew El­lis said the pro­posal makes an ef­fec­tive use of pre­vi­ously de­vel­oped land within a town cen­tre and would con­trib­ute to­wards an in­crease in hous­ing sup­ply.

Mr El­lis also ar­gued that the scale and de­sign of the development would be ap­pro­pri­ate for the lo­ca­tion and would not have an ad­verse im­pact on the char­ac­ter of the ad­join­ing Town Cen­tre Con­ser­va­tion Area.

He said: “Al­though not an em­ploy­ment scheme, the development would cre­ate con­struc­tion jobs and hous­ing and con­trib­ute to the lo­cal econ­omy.”

Some of the paint­ings by Jane, pic­tured left

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