A developer hopes to transform a Burnham boatyard into a housing and office complex.

Andrew Ransome for Plainview Planning Ltd has submitted an outline planning application to Maldon District Council in the hope of building 55 houses at Petticrows boatyard, on the Quay.

The proposals for the redevelopment of the 970-square-metre industrial building at the end of Belvedere Road also include a flexible commercial floorspace for offices.

The houses, many of which may have views of the River Crouch, are not part of the 450 homes allocated for Burnham in the district council’s Local Development Plan.

A design and access statement for the development stated: “The proposed development represents an opportunity to provide much needed housing that would contribute to the council’s five-year land supply."

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