A former ambulance station in a Hampshire town is being targeted by a developer for a new flat complex.

Property developer Fortitudo Ltd has targeted the old complex with a view to demolishing it and building a two-storey block of eight flats consisting of four two-bedroom and four three-bedroom flats, along with 12 parking spaces.

The former Fareham Ambulance station in Stow Crescent, Fareham closed in May 2014 after the South Central Ambulance service cut the number of Ambulance stations across the county and moved Fareham services along with Gosport and Havant to South East Ambulance Service’s base to Cosham.

Councillor Peter Davies, Fareham councils ward councillor for Fareham North West has welcomed the plans.

He said: "It’s brownfield site and most importantly, provides homes, which is what we badly need in North West Fareham.

‘’We have to keep Fareham’s green spaces clear from development so to do that we need to fill up our brownfield sites.’’

In the plans, eight flats will be arranged around a central atrium with each level accommodating four different flats.

The developers claim that the development will benefit Fareham socially.

They said: "The proposals will provide eight new homes, which are of an appropriate design and respond to the character of the area, whilst being accessible to local shops and services.’’

The developers added: "Care had been taken to ensure that the first floor balconies and fenestration on the eastern elevation would not give rise to overlooking or loss of privacy for the neighbouring residential properties in Badger Close.’’

A planning application has been submitted to Fareham Borough Council through agents Chapman Planning Ltd with a decision due by Mid-March 2017.