A FORMER social club in Whitefield looks set to be demolished to make way for 'affordable' housing.

Proposals have been lodged for the former Unsworth South Social Club in Derwent Avenue.

Ten three-bedroom family properties are envisaged for the old club site and car park after the main building is pulled down, under plans promoted by Great Places Housing. The club has been closed for some time.

An official said: "Demand for affordable housing in the Local Authority is high and this proposed development aims to alleviate some of this demand by delivering high quality affordable housing."

The development, to be undertaken by Altrincham-based Armstrong Projects, would be sandwiched between Hodder Way and Mode Hill Lane.

Planning agent Chris Hamlett added: "We feel the Unsworth Social Club development opportunity provides an excellent fit for our development strategy, which in part is to deliver affordable homes in key areas that have excellent access to local amenities, transport and employment areas and will enable us to support the affordable tenure offer in the Bury area."

The site has been up for sale recently with a price tag of around £310,000.

Last year there was an unsuccessful battle to save the nearby Lord Clive pub, which was also lost to housing.