A plan to demolish a building used by Jehovah’s Witnesses to make way for four new homes in the Timperley area of Trafford have been submitted.

The four ‘high-quality’ homes will take shape at the site on Wellington Road, if the council gives planning permission.

They will be in a pair of five-bedroom semi-detached properties parallel to adjacent homes on Brook Close.

The adjacent Lyburn Hall – used by a range of community groups including the 3rd Timperley Scout Group, does not form part of the site and will be unaffected by the proposed development, says  Euan Kellie Property Solutions on behalf of the applicant.

A design and access statement submitted on behalf of the applicant Amaan Chohan, of PIC Brook Close Ltd, said of the plan: “This is an opportunity to provide high-quality housing in an attractive location with schools, local amenities and major transport links to Manchester city centre in close proximity.

“The current building on the site is occupied by a hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Despite their contribution to the local community, this use isn’t justified in a site of such a large scale and therefore there is a huge opportunity to reflect the objectives within the Trafford Local Plan [which sets out housing strategy in the borough].”

The four houses in the development are all 2.5 storeys high, with ground, first and second floors, says architect CODA Bespoke.

“The house types benefit from a clear aesthetic informed by the Victorian villas in the area, including features such as forward-facing gables, stone linets and door surround and canted bay windows,” the statement says.

Public consultation on the plan runs until November 20. If there are no more than six letters of objection to the scheme, it will be dealt with by planning officers under ‘delegated powers’. 

However, if there are more than six objectors it will go to Trafford’s planning and development management committee for a decision.