PLANS to demolish 41 prefabricated bungalows in Beattie Avenue in Hereford and build 71 new homes have been submitted.

Herefordshire Housing has submitted the plans to build 71 bungalows and houses in the street in Hunderton.

When the plans were first revealed last April many residents did not want their homes knocked down as they said they suited their needs.

But Herefordshire Housing said there had been a debate over the cost of sustaining the properties and the price of rebuilding them.

The plans said: "The proposal responds to the local housing need whist respecting the existing site conditions, neighbouring residents and land users."

The plans want to demolish all of the single storey properties between the junctions with Golden Post and Hunderton Road.

If plans were approved the new homes would be 21 social rents (for existing residents of Beattie Ave), 11 affordable rents, 10 shared ownership, 10 rent to buy and 19 private rents.

As part of the development proposals, the horizontal alignment of Beattie Avenue is to be changed by introducing three courtyard features along the road.

The plans said: "The introduction of these features will assist in breaking up the linear feel to the existing development and to help promote lower vehicles speeds.

"In addition to the horizontal alignment changes, the scheme proposals seek to include surface changes, corresponding with the courtyard features, to visually delineate these areas from the standard carriageway."

If planning approval was given, they would plan to start building works by the end of this year, which would continue until summer 2020.