The site of Bury’s former police station is set to be developed into two large care homes for up to 80 residents.

A planning application lodged this week describes how the care homes will be two to three storeys tall and each will house around 40 residents.

Applicant Exemplar Health Care said it provide accommodation and care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs.

The firm said they "offer cost-effective solutions to meet local demand for high acuity services".

The 1.6 acre site is to the side of Jubilee Way, west of Bury town centre.

The site where the police headquarters was

The site where the police headquarters was

It was previously the Bury police headquarters.

The building was vacated in 2017 and demolished in 2018.

The site in 2018 when it was being demolished

The site in 2018 when it was being demolished

The site in 2018 when it was being demolished

The site in 2018 when it was being demolished

It has since remained vacant and to the south and east of the site there are some self-seeded scrubs and existing trees.

A design and access statement on behalf of Exemplar said: “The UK has a need to deliver more housing, in particular care home accommodation for vulnerable adults.

“Exemplar Homes are striving to provide a number of new care homes to suit that increasing demand.

“A long term approach underpins the investment Exemplar Homes are making in terms of design and sustainability to ensure the new buildings provide a good quality of life for the residents themselves.

“The design proposal for this site aims to create a sustainable and thriving community that is both a desirable place to live and an innovative step change in the delivery of care homes in Bury.

“Each floor is split into wings to allow for the correct staffing levels for its residents.

“The social interaction and residential engagement of residents are fostered through the creation of ‘accessible and safe’ external spaces, providing views from bedrooms with continued interaction with the natural environment.”

The conclusion of the report said the scheme would make "the most efficient use of the land" while making enhancements to its setting.

Council planners will decide on the plans in the coming weeks.