A FORMER care home could be replaced by council housing.
Plans for 12 environmentally friendly three-bedroom properties in Lindley have been submitted to Kirklees Council.
The application would see the homes built on the East Lawns site on Thomas Street in Lindley. It was previously the home of the Kirklees Council Independent Living Team.
The scheme, which would cost up to £1.5m, would start in March if permission was granted and be completed by March 2012.
The planning application says: “The East Lawns site provides an opportunity to develop affordable family housing to high design and environmental standards as well as being suitable for a wide range of family households throughout their lives.”
The plans come after a public consultation with some residents objecting to the development saying it would add pressure to local schools and doctors’ surgeries which were already oversubscribed.
Others said Lindley was already over-built and the new homes would bring further parking problems.
A bat survey found the building, which is scheduled for demolition this month, is unlikely to have any long term impact on the local bat population.
It says: “The survey did not find evidence of bats in East Lawns and revealed few areas with roost potential. Demolition will not result in damage or injury to any nursery roosts and will not result in loss or fragmentation of habitat.”