A RESTAURANT in Altrincham is set to be turned into an office.

A 'change of use' application for The Stables on Manchester Road was submitted to Trafford Council at the start of the month.

The application proposes to change the building's ground floor into an office, while keeping the first floor as a 3-bedroom flat.

Its proposed opening hours are 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday.

The building was for sale for £450,000 on the website of Sale estate agent Thomas Willmax, but it is now listed as 'under offer'.

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A description on the website suggests retaining the building's current use or changing it into two shops.

It says: "Situated on the edge of the town centre on the corner of Manchester Road and Barrington Road, the building offers an excellent opportunity to continue with either its existing use, or there is a potential for a developer to reconfigure into two retail units with separate living accommodation above."

The application submitted this month proposes to do neither, with offices falling into a different use class to restaurants or shops.

Trafford Council's final deadline for a decision is in mid-October.