PLANS have been submitted to the council for approval which would authorise the showroom facility of a mechanic’s garage for use as a car repair workshop.

Allerdale Council has received a change of use application from Irving Engineering Limited on Moss Bay Road.

The business’ proposal is to change the use of the upper ground floor part of the split-level building from a showroom into a workshop.

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If approved, the area’s new function will be for the refurbishment of alloy wheels in the 50-year-old business.

The applicant believes the proposal will cause no disruption to the surrounding area and the operations of the site.

They said: “The building was granted planning permission for use as a showroom and has been used as a workshop to complement the existing business use on site since 2016.

“The site is accessed from the existing highway access points directly on to Moss Bay Road, which runs along the site frontage and these new facilities will generate no additional vehicle movements to the site than at present.”

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There will be no alternations to the existing car park and no additional staffing will be required for the proposal.

Irving Engineering believe the proposal would be an asset to the business and the economy in Workington.

They said: “The proposed change of use utilises part the area, previously granted approval as a showroom to provide a service for alloy wheel refurbishment, to complement the existing on-site use and strengthen the long term sustainability and operation of the company, its workforce and the area in general.”

The public can view and comment on all planning applications submitted to Allerdale Borough Council for approval.

The planning panel will take comments of support or objection into account when giving their verdict.

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