PLANS have been revealed for a new housing development in Port Glasgow.

Miller Homes Ltd wants to build properties on land it already owns in the town's Arran Avenue.

They have lodged an application in principle for the site and have also arranged a public exhibition so that people can find out more.

Bosses from the company say their proposal is at an early stage and they cannot confirm how many houses are planned, or give information about property size of type of properties just yet.

A spokesperson for Miller Homes said: “We are considering our options for a site which we own at Arran Avenue in Port Glasgow.

"The site is already allocated for housing and we are looking at its potential to support the future Inverclyde Local Development Plan.

"As this is the very early stages of the process the application in principle will establish the use of the site and help inform our plans for any future development."

One town councillor today gave a guarded welcome to news of a possible development in the Port.

Councillor Chris Curley said: "I'm in favour of more housebuilding in Port Glasgow in the social and the private sector but I couldn't comment on any particular housing development in my role as councillor."

The public exhibition will be held on Monday March 18 between 1 and 7pm in Boglestone Community Centre.

Anyone wishing to make a comment on the development can do so at the event or in writing by Monday April 22 to the following address:

Robert McKinnon, Miller Homes, Clydesdale House, 300 Springhill Parkway, Baillieston.

Miller Homes had planned to build an £11m housing development at the site in 2014, pictured, but pulled the plug on the plan despite being given the green light by the council.