PLANS have been unveiled for large new housing development in the Bow Farm area of Greenock.

Multi-million pound proposals from Oak Tree Housing Association would see just under 70 properties built at Tay Street and Tweed Street.

The land, pictured, was formerly occupied by landmark multi-storey blocks, but it was cleared over a decade ago.

Pentland Court, Nevis Court and Grampian Court once stood there but the once-popular buildings latterly became unpopular as they were blighted by anti-social behaviour, eventually leading to their demolition.

The land has been vacant ever since but now housing bosses want to build a substantial number of new dwellings for social rent.

Oak Tree's application shows there would be 69 new-build two-storey homes, made up of a mixture of houses and cottage flats, on the site.

It lies between Greenock Golf Club, Greenock Cemetery and existing houses in the neighbourhood.

Documents lodged at the Municipal Buildings state that 40 of the homes will have two bedrooms.

There will be 26 three-bedroom homes and three larger homes with four bedrooms.

Designs drawn up by architects engaged by Oak Treet show that room for 89 parking spaces will be provided.

Planning officials are currently running the rule over the application, which is expected to go before a meeting of Inverclyde Planning Board for a decision later this year.