PLANS to demolish run-down social housing flats across two sites and turn them into more than 100 homes have been submitted.
If given the go-ahead by planning officials, 64 houses and 24 flats would be built on the vacant site on Granby Green in Devonport.
Another 14 homes, a mixture of social and private, could be built between Granby Street and Devonport Park as part of the same set of proposals.
Residents of the Granby Green estate, owned by Plymouth Community Homes, have been moved out in preparation for the redevelopment.
Permission to demolish the structures, which accommodates 164 flats, was granted last September.
Former estate residents have been given the option by PCH to return to the neighbourhood once the work is complete.
The regeneration work is part of the Devonport area action plan, adopted by Plymouth City Council in 2007.
The application by Linden Homes says Granby Green suffers from a tired appearance, poor overall image, and dissatisfactory links to surrounding green areas.
It also states that the large blocks of flats do not appear welcoming.
The regeneration will see the current flats knocked down with new homes put in their place, with a focus on separate houses rather than blocks of flats.
It will open the area up with a new street connecting Park Avenue to Marlborough Street, running through the current estate site.
Three-storey town houses will be built along Granby Way,in keeping with the housing development on the other side of the road.
The key corners of the site will see three-storey flats erected with one placed at the meeting point of Park Avenue and Granby Way and also at Park Avenue and St Aubyns Street.
Blocks of flats will also be placed either side of the new street linking through to Marlborough Street.
With the exception of the blocks of flats, the rest of the site will be laid-out as two-storey homes with either on-plot parking or parking within courtyards.
The proposed development across the way, next to Granby Street, will see the current flats replaced with 14 two-storey houses and parking.
The green space between the site and Park Avenue will be retained.
Developers promise that 36 per cent of the properties built will be affordable housing.
These are set to include 12 one-bedroom apartments, 12 two-bedroom houses, another 11 three-bedroom houses and one four-bed house.
In total, the two sites will offer 45 two-bed houses, 32 three-beds, one four-bed, 12 one-bed flats and 12 two-bed flats.
The submission comes after Linden Homes held public consultations in February and October last year.
Plymouth City Council has conceded that the new homes will be less environmentally friendly than first stipulated in the 2007 action plan, according to the planning documents.
This is due to the pressures caused by the 2008 global financial crash and “lessons learnt” from the Ker Street development and initial phases of the Vision site on Park Avenue in Devonport.
The planning consultation period runs until February 11 with planning officers delegated to make a final decision afterwards.
LHC Architects were responsible for the submitted designs.