A FORMER mental health centre in Southampton could be turned into homes.

City council bosses voted to close Bedford House in 2012 in a bid to save costs.

Colvadene Properties Ltd has now come forward with a plan to redevelop the site in Amoy Street and create 19 houses.

If the firm’s plans are approved by the council, the purpose-built centre, which has been on the site since the 1970s, would be replaced with seven four-bed, seven three-bed and five two-bed homes.

A decision on the proposals is due by October 20.