TWO FORMER  chapels in Flintshire could be turned into apartments and residential units.

Planning applications have been submitted to Flintshire Council for the conversions of Bistre Methodist Chapel, in Buckley, and Bethal Chapel, in Flint Mountain. Both chapels have closed their doors. 

The former Bistre Chapel, built in 1853 and located on Spon Green, Buckley, could be turned into "eight residential units". 

The Leader: Bistre Chapel in BuckleyBistre Chapel in Buckley (Image: Google Street View)

And Bethal Chapel, built in 1838 and situated on School Lane in Flint Mountain, could be converted into three two-bedroom apartments. 


A planning statement from Deeside Architectural Design Ltd, the company behind the Bethal Chapel proposal, said: "The existing Chapel House is to be refurbished but the size is to be retained.

"The main building, the Chapel, is to be re-planned to create three two-bedroomed flats, using the double height of the Chapel to develop two storeys.

"The external appearance is to remain untouched. Internally the existing rooms are to be integrated into residential use."

It added: "The proposed development is an appropriate use for this redundant building.

"As a landmark building in the village, its location and visual impact when viewed on entering the village will remain."