PLANS have been submitted to renovate and develop a former children's nursery in Prestwich into 17 new homes.

The proposal for the site to the rear of Earl Street includes the extension and re-development of the existing former nursery building to create four houses alongside the construction of 13 new homes.

The plans include the provision for car parking and a new road within the site to connect the houses to Earl Street.

The site is currently waste ground with the former nursery play area located in the

middle of the site, garages to the north and eastern boundaries with a two storey brick built building, previously used as the children’s nursery located along the southwest boundary of the site fronting Earl Street.

The Metrolink line runs along the north and north eastern boundary of the site with residential dwellings to the west and south.

A design and access statement said: "The proposed development has been designed to provide modern contemporary dwellings with traditional architectural features and details to produce stylish houses constructed with traditional materials.

"It is considered that the proposed development will provide a bespoke residential development, making good use of a disused site in an established residential area, which will contribute towards the council’s housing supply target.

"The development has been designed to respond to the scale and massing of the site context and the design of adjacent buildings to produce a well-designed residential development."

The next meeting of Bury Council's Planning Control Committee takes place on Tuesday, August 31.