FRESH plans have been unveiled for a housing development at a Selkirk eye-sore.

Carlisle-based Cubby Construction wants to erect a three-storey block of apartments at The Valley.

The former Baptist Church site has become overgrown and derelict over the past few decades.

Although planning permission was granted in 2006 for 10 apartments, the development never began.

This new full-application is for eight flats to cater for people with varying needs.

And the plans also include a new amenity space to compliment the nearby War Memorial.

A spokesman for Cubby Construction said: "The aim of this design is to provide town centre affordable housing for Selkirk, whilst positively contributing to the townscape by developing this gap site.

"The building form and design aims to respect the amenity and context of all of the surrounding buildings, whilst retaining the existing on street parking by realigning the road edge to Bemersyde Crescent.

"The key to the proposal is that it improves on the original application by providing Housing for Varying Needs compliant homes, as well as an improved relationship to the context of the conservation area and Selkirk’s war memorial.

"In this regard the proposal provides a new public space which retains the primary boundary feature of the site, and creates a dialogue with memorial, both for the residence of the development, and between the two built forms."

The application will be considered over the coming weeks by Scottish Borders Council.