PLANS have been lodged to demolish a former Bromsgrove council house to build 61 new homes.

The proposed development would see the derelict Bromsgrove District Council House on Burcot Lane transform into a range of houses, maisonettes and apartments.

The development will bring a total of 61 units with a mixture of sizes including one and two bedroom flats and two and three bedroom houses, with 18 of the new homes provided as affordable housing.

The former council building has been derelict since 2015.

Leader of Bromsgrove District Council Karen May said: "The application has gone in and we welcome it.

"It's an aim that is starting to balance the housing market in Bromsgrove. As I see it this is a fantastic opportunity.

"It makes sense to do this, we are working with partners and we welcome the plans."

The plans are supported by Bromsgrove District Housing Trust.

Mr Mark Robertson, BDHT chief executive said: "We are pleased, and support the mix proposed for the Social Rent properties, with smaller accommodation meeting the current housing need for applicants on the housing register.

"The property type and layout of the Intermediate properties will meet current market demand for this tenure of property."