A developer has unveiled plans to demolish a series of industrial buildings in Ramsey to make way for new housing.

Alan Finch has applied to Huntingdonshire District Council for permission to clear a set of warehouses, storage buildings and cabins located between 86-96 Great Whyte to make way for up to 33 new houses.

The site has previously been used as a bus depot, and a storage and distribution centre.

Portess and Richardson, a firm acting on behalf of Mr Finch, told the district council: “The current overgrown and run down look of the site could be considered detrimental to Ramsey, especially as it is on one of the main access roads into the town and there are parking areas opposite the site.”

Developers believe that new housing would improve the look of the town's conservation area and would add a new choice of housing.

According to the plans, 22 of the proposed homes would be for sale on the open market, with 11 made available as affordable homes.

The developer added: “The proposals use familiar building materials in a way that does not incite a pastiche of architectural styles. The proposals are still respectful to their context, but appearance and layout enables the site to have its own sense of place.”

A decision on the plans is expected within the next 12 weeks. To view the plans, or to have a say, log on to www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk