A terraced building could be demolished to make way for 19 new homes.

RMBI Trading is looking to completely transform a parcel of land in Church Lane, Bocking, with a scheme which will see four existing houses knocked down and the removal of a grassland area formerly used as allotments.

The developer is asking Braintree Council for full planning permission, having originally been given the green light for the plans back in 2013.

The latest blueprints suggest a mix of two, three and four bedroom houses will be built, and a new vehicular access point will be provided off Church Lane.

In its planning statement, RMBI Trading says it has worked with planning officers to determine the finer details of the scheme.

No alterations have been made to the layout of the development, which was first unveiled in the original planning application put forward in 2013.

The planning statement produced by Peter Brett Associates LLP on behalf of the applicant adds: "The proposed development will make an important contribution to the rejuvenation of the current site and immediate surrounding area, especially in relation to providing good quality residential accommodation and enhance support for local goods and services.

"The proposal is of a high quality design and will enhance the appearance of the street-scene and identity of the area."

The future of the site has been uncertain for nearly 15 years, with a variety of failed housing schemes proposed for it.

Permission to build 17 homes was granted in 2004 but the blueprints were abandoned soon after.

Further schemes including building a care home for up to 60 people have also been suggested in previous years.