A PLAN has been submitted to convert part of a church hall in Hale into residential units.

The plan for the former Altrincham United Reformed Church hall, 81 Cecil Road, would include partial demolition of the 289 square metre hall down to 99 square metres and rebuilding, to create 10 residential units as well as a change of use of the building.

The planning application by Emery Planning, on behalf of the applicant Beachetwood Holdings, says if the plans are given approval the conversion of the existing church hall rooms in the refurbished building would help create eight apartments.

One new house would be built alongside the new building and another house would be formed partially from the existing building with the remainder coming from a new extension.

A total of 14 off-street parking spaces would also be provided.

The current buildings connected to the church, date back to the late 19th century in which there was initially a school, which was turned into a hospital during the First World War and currently includes rooms, which house a nursery and a variety of local groups.

Information provided in an application in 2016, stated that the existing hall buildings provided more space than was needed by the church and its community groups.