A FORMER bank in Holywell could be turned into homes.

Plans submitted to Flintshire Council by North Wales Developments request permission to convert the former HSBC in High Street into 10 self contained flats.

A design and access statement submitted with the plans explains: “The applicant intends to convert the whole of the property into ten high quality one and two bedroom self-contained flats.

“The opportunities to continue the use of the ground floor of the property as a bank or indeed any other retail use has been considered and discounted.

“The premises consist of a three storey Grade II listed building, which was a former posting house on the old London to Holyhead Road.

“The premise occupies a prominent corner position fronting onto the pedestrian High Street and adjacent Bank Place, a busy thoroughfare linking Rue St. Gregoire and the High Street of Holywell.

“Since all the proposed works are solely on the rear elevation of the premises, the architectural and historic features of the front elevation will remain totally unaffected by the works, thus maintaining the appearance and condition of the existing development in order to retain harmony with their existing surroundings.

“In terms of its general appearance is not intended to be altered other than the introduction of extract fans, external redecoration of windows, doors and painted masonry which will be done as a maintenance matter and to be identical to existing.”