PLANS to transform a 'neglected' piece of land in Winsford into supported living apartments have been resurrected more than seven years after they were first approved.

HBV Group has submitted fresh proposals to Cheshire West and Chester Council to build three two-storey blocks housing 16 apartments on land off Springbank Crescent.

Planning permission had originally been granted for a similar scheme in December 2016, however this did not come to fruition.

The new plans would see the specialised supporting housing occupied by those with an assessed care need or disability, with learning and/or physical disabilities, and adults unable to live independently.

A design and access statement, prepared by Calderpeel Architects on behalf of HBV Group, said: "The site is currently vacant and filled with dense, overgrown vegetation making the space unusable in its current state.

"This offers an opportunity for a complete development of the site to transform this neglected piece of land in to a welcoming residential community complete with on-site parking, bike and bin store.

"The proposal plans for the development to consist of 16 specialised supported living apartments.

"The accommodation will be split across the site divided in to three separate buildings: a larger two-storey apartment block and two smaller two-storey apartment blocks.

"The scheme proposes to revive and populate the site and strengthen the residential nature of the immediate context, benefiting the locale."

The statement adds the development will be solely for social rent and all rents within the development will be 100 per cent subsidised by the Government.

Each unit will be one-bedroom self-contained accommodation, and will be managed by a registered provider social landlord.

The design and access statement continued: "There is a communal lounge area on the ground floor located off the main circulation, which provides a space to offer additional support and a place to meet.

"The main staff area faces the internal access road, which provides a link to other blocks ensuring the security of all the blocks."

To view and comment on the plans, search reference 24/00426/FUL on the council's online planning portal.