Plans have been approved to convert the former Burton menswear shop on Bangor High Street into 8 self-contained residential units.

Under the guidelines set out by the Anglesey and Gwynedd Joint Local Development Plan, two of the eight apartments will be available at ‘affordable’ social rent levels.

The plans involve converting the former retail space on the first floor into 4 residential units, together with creating 4 new residential units on the second floor, each comprising of open plan living/bedroom/ kitchen space, together with enclosed en-suite areas. The ground floor of the building would be retained as retail premises according to the planning statement.

The application has been submitted to Gwynedd County Council by the MJF Pension Trustees Ltd Group who have said they want to ‘sympathetically convert the building‘, while creating modern contemporary living accommodation.

The planners intend the development to be ’Car Free’ and the scheme will promote the use of non-car modes of transport. Highlighting that the site is highly accessible by public transport. Pedestrian and cycle travel can be made with ease to and from the site. The site is also located directly adjacent to a number of public car parks.

The building had previously been shared with Dorothy Perkins who occupied the ground floor of the building, but both stores closed in January 2019. The building was then sold by public auction in February.