A BID to extend a high street shop's storage space and build 8 new residential units has been revealed.

A proposal to demolish a first floor storage area at Maldon's Poundstretcher and to build new duplexes and apartments has been submitted to Maldon District Council.

The plans include the demolition of the first floor storage area, extension of the storage area at the ground floor and 8 new residential units on first and second floors.

The bid also includes improved landscaping to the service yard area to include 10 parking spaces. store delivery access, refuse storage, cycle parking and a communal garden area.

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The proposed residential units to the rear area of the site replace the "poor quality flat roofed elements" of the building and relocate the current first floor storage space to the ground floor.

There are three duplexes and five apartments proposed for the first and second floor.

It comes after similar plans for five residential units at the site were approved in October 2019.

Annabel Brown, the applicant's agent, said this new revised scheme adds more green space, a reduced built footprint and "a more commercially viable proposal for the site".

The residential units, the number of which have increased, are also more compact.

Maldon District Council will rule on the application.