A PLAN to flatten a garage in Flixton of more than 50 years and turn it into up to 10 homes has been submitted to Trafford Council.

An application for outline planning permission for the site of David Herd Motors, off Woodsend Road, was submitted to the council towards the end of March.

As an application for outline planning permission, which is an acceptance of the plan in principle, it does not include a lot of detail.

But it does mention the idea of up to 10 homes on the 1670-square-metre site, with the garage's access and parking arrangements retained for the residents.

The proposals read: "The building is not now fit for purpose and the applicant is seeking outline planning permission for the demolition of the building and for a small housing scheme on the main part of the site. The access way would be retained and used for access and parking.

"The site would be suitable for a scheme of less than ten houses and the scheme would not therefore be a major development. The site is surrounded by housing and the use of the site would therefore be compatible with its surroundings."

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According to its website, David Herd Motors has been in the area for more than 50 years.

The site was once a candle factory, but it was converted into a garage in around 1965.

The business has been up for sale for months, but with no interest or offers, according to the proposals.

It is set to close at the end of May, with all of its 10 full-time and two-part time staff in line for new jobs at similar businesses.

The proposals read: "To continue as a business would require significant investment as the building is not now fit for purpose.

"With all staff in new jobs, there is no need to retain the site for employment purposes."

The deadline for Trafford Council's decision is at the end of June. If approved, full planning permission will still be needed.