The former ticket office at Bury FC’s stadium is set to be converted into a car sales office.

Plans submitted to the council this week by Car Sales Club Ltd describe their plans for the building next to the Gigg Lane stadium.

A design and access statement in support of the plans said: “The proposal is to use the former ticket and retail sales unit as a web based car sales office, with visitor and car sales parking.

“It should be noted that this is temporary use while long term proposals and discussions the Bury Council are explored via pre-application and consultation with the community to ensure a suitable development of the site.”

The application is for a five-year temporary planning permission to allow the preparation of the site to allow a subsequent formal planning application for the full demolition and redevelopment of the site.

The plans also include installing a two metre high open mesh anti climb fence, matching the perimeter fencing erected by Bury FC to secure the stadium grounds.

The application said a fence was necessary to overcome continued vandalism, fly tipping and unapproved parking.

The application said the temporary site use will provide employment for three people.

The office would be open 9.30am to 6pm on weekdays, 9.30am to 5pm on Saturdays and 10.30am to 4pm on Sundays and would be closed on all Bury FC match days.

The land and property at the site is currently described as Bury Football Club.

The area was previously nominated and recorded on the list of assets of community value held at the council which was approved in June 2019 for a period of five years, expiring in June this year.