AN arson-hit former Indian restaurant – which has planning consent for eight flats – is back on the market.

The old Agra Fort premises in Cambridge Road, Ellesmere Port, has been put up for sale at a price of £200,000.

Back in May, an arson attack caused "significant damage" to a ground floor extension at the rear of the two-storey building.

Firefighters spent more than two hours tackling the flames.

The boarded up building, which closed as a restaurant several years ago, has planning permission in place for a residential development.

The property is being marketed by Liverpool-based Venmore Commercial who describe it as an "attractive development opportunity".

It adds: "The site has the necessary planning consents offering eight one bedroom apartments and spreads over two floors. Internally, the property has been stripped back to shell condition and holds a total floor space of 3,177 square foot.

"The site is within close proximity to all local amenities including Ellesmere Port train station."

Chester and District Standard:

Firefighters tackle a fire at the rear of the old Agra Fort restaurant in Ellesmere Port.

Revised plans to turn the building into eight flats was approved by Cheshire West and Chester Council in June this year.

Planning permission for the development had been in place since September 2017.

However, the current owners Key Investors Ltd – who purchased the building in 2019 – put forward amended proposals in March this year to alter the design of the property to improve both the internal layout and the bin and cycle storage.

The original planning application for eight, one-bedroom flats was submitted on behalf of the previous owner Abdul Jilani in May 2017, and was given the green light four months later.

The current Chester-based owners purchased the building prior to it going to auction in February 2019 where it had a guide price of £165,000 to £195,000, according to property management firm Smiths and Sons.