Luxury townhouses where residents park cars underneath their living rooms are planned for the former site of a builders merchants.

Plans have been submitted to the council to demolish Knowsley Mill, which later became a Travis Perkins, and build a terrace of 10 four-bedroom houses.

The mill is on Lawrence Street, next to the A56, south of Bury town centre.

Developer Ecoscape UK Limited said the houses would have an indoor parking area occupying the ground floor footprint underneath living areas, with enough room for two vehicles per property.

The block would have raised living areas with an outside decked garden space at first floor level above the parking area.

More external space would be created with balconies outside the master bedrooms of each house on the second floor.

Plans for the homes have been lodged

Plans for the homes have been lodged

Plans for the homes have been lodged

Plans for the homes have been lodged

A design and access statement in support of the plans, said: "The planning application seeks to regenerate a brownfield site, currently occupied by a disused former mill building, within a predominantly residential area.

“At ground floor, there will be a bedroom, with en suite, a utility room and stairs leading up to the first floor living accommodation, with an open plan kitchen, diner, living space, a bedroom and separate bathroom.

“On the third floor, there are two further bedrooms, with access to an external area of amenity space.

“All the bedrooms are double rooms and each property has a rear garden of circa, 22sq/m.”

“The redevelopment of this previously developed site, within the urban area very much accords with national and local planning policy. “It will deliver 10 dwellings, within an existing residential area, within proximity to local services and amenities, within easy access of public transport links.”

The report said the 8,500 sq/ft mill building is currently in a poor state of repair and is not suitable for conversion.

The council will consider the plan in the coming weeks.