PLANS have been drawn up seeking to build homes on land formerly used as a wastewater treatment plant.

Proposals have been submitted to St Helens Council requesting permission for eight new detached and semi-detached houses and associated parking and landscaping works on the site of the former Bold Heath Waterworks on Warrington Road.

Submission documents stated: "The site is a brownfield piece of land formerly occupied by United Utilities.

"The site was used as a wastewater treatment plant until it was redundant and sold in early 2012.

"Both the operations building and the storage tanks lacked any architectural interest and have been demolished and the site cleared."

Proposed houses on the site neighbouring Bold Heath Equestrian Centre will stand at two-and-a-half stories.

The application added: "Careful consideration has been given to the internal layouts, so they provide generous accommodation in high quality spaces, while making the most of the orientation and views."

A determination deadline on plans has been set for November 27.