A FORMER industrial site could be transformed to create 22 new homes should plans be approved by civic chiefs.

Plans for 22 new flats at the City West site in Millbrook have been submitted to Southampton City Council.

The proposals, submitted by English Properties Ltd, details plans for 22 new homes at a site on Millbrook Road East.

The vacant site was originally a mixed-use commercial development made up of 12 two-storey units with parking.

Now, the industrial site could be transformed into 22 new homes.

The site will be made up of two-storey building compromising of 16 one-bedroom flats and six two-bedroom flats, with associated works.

At the moment, there is room for 24 cars but the plans propose to change that by removing seven of the original parking spaces.

This will leave 17 spaces between the 22 new homes. However there are plans to create cycle storage areas, which aims to encourage residents to use greener transport options.

This falls in line with Southampton City Council's Green City Charter which aims to increase the number of charging points for electric vehicles, plant 5,000 trees, create 25 urban meadows and reduce the number of parking spaces in the city centre over the next few years in a bid to tackle air pollution in the city.

The flats will be listed as market housing, which means the properties will be for rent or sale.

A decision on the plans is yet to be made by City Council bosses.