A THREE-STOREY office building in Chester city centre is to be turned into apartments.

The proposal to change the use of 9 Hunters Walk from office accommodation to three one-bedroom apartments has been given the green light today (July 30) by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Other building at the complex have also previously been turned into residential accommodation.

In recommending approval, the council's case officer Emily Reed said: "It is considered that the proposed use is compatible with the surrounding properties and would not have a detrimental impact on the vitality of the city centre.

"Acknowledging the nature of the external alterations proposed as part of the scheme, the character of the wider conservation area would be preserved."

In the planning application, the applicant Mr E Jonas states: "The apartments will have a living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.

"Externally there will be no physical changes to the building other than the insertion of five roof lights. These will be conservation roof lights and will match those seen on some of the other buildings within the development.

"All of the existing windows will be replaced with new."