THE owners of Glasgow's historic graving docks plan to build 750 homes on the site.

Developer New City Vision has lodged a formal notice to Glasgow City Council for redevelopment and conservation work at the docks, ahead of submitting a planning application for the site in April.

The planning application will include 750 homes, 100 of which will be affordable; conservation of the historic graving docks, surrounding historic features and the harbour basin to the west; public space around the docks and riverside; maritime heritage visitor centre, possibly in the former pump house; and shops and restaurants/bars, plus possibly a hotel and offices.

Govan's three Grade A-listed graving docks were built between the 1860s and 1890s but fell into disrepair as shipbuilding in Glasgow. declined

The site has lain empty for more than 40 years with several attempts at redevelopment failing, including planning consents in 2003 and 2005 supported by Historic Scotland and the former Govan Initiative.

The new proposals will also incorporate improved walking and cycling connections to be funded by City Deal – particularly upstream along the Clyde.

The will also include a new City Deal funded bridge across the mouth of Prince’s Dock to link Govan to Pacific Quay and onwards to the SECC and city centre.

During the next three months, New City Vision will launch a series of public consultations, including a public drop-in exhibition on March 4 between 1pm and 6pm in the Riverside Hall and a second on March 25.

Information will be posted on as plans progress.