NEW homes could be built on a former church site in North Glasgow if planners give the proposal the go-ahead.

North Glasgow Housing Association have officially applied for planning permission to redevelop the site which was previously where Springburn Public Halls and Cowlairs Church stood.

Under the plans, 49 residential flats could be built and two commercial units.

The Springburn Public Halls part of the site has laid unused since its demolition in 2012 while the portion once occupied by Cowlairs Church has since been landscaped.

A planning statement explains that the Springburn Public Halls, which were designed by William B White, opened in 1902. The halls were gifted to the community by the Reid Family who owned the Hyde Park Works.

The halls were a focal point for local gatherings during the first of the 20th century and the building was later converted into a sports hall in the 1960s until its closure in 1985 due to dry rot.

The halls lay derelict for years with regeneration proposals proving unsuccessful, according to the planning statement.

The new development would provide 49 new homes in the area including one and two bedroom properties.

A decision on the plans is expected next month.