The owners of a former car showroom in Southampton have applied for planning permission to use it for cruise passenger parking.

Cruise Azure Parking Limited has submitted a retrospective planning application at the former Church Garage site in St Denys Road.

The site is already being used as parking with 64 spaces available since March 28 this year. 

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The car park would be open from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday, 6am to 2pm on Saturdays and 8am to 1pm on Sunday and bank holidays. 

The application comes two years after plans were lodged to turn the site into two blocks of flats, creating 35 new homes. 

Plans were submitted to Southampton City Council on June 13 with a public consultation currently under way until July 5.

A decision is expected to be made on the proposals by August 8. 

Work is currently underway to demolish the former Leisure World site which is also set to be used as cruise parking.