A SET of new flats could be built on derelict land in the town centre.

Centurion Property Investments is seeking planning permission to install the six new homes on South Street, Braintree, directly next to the Pound End Mill.

The scheme will see four, two-bedroom apartments built alongside two self contained one-bedroom flats.

Car parking spaces will be provided to each two-bedroom apartment but not for the one-bed homes, with the applicant stating the single-bedroom flats would be aimed at commuters using it as either a "second home" or who rely on public transport.

The applicant says each apartment would come with a private balcony and residents living in the properties would have access to communal facilities such as a bin store, bike storage and a top floor terrace.

The planning statement adds: "The proposal has been carefully planned to utilise and harmonise with the existing setting and surrounding property and celebrates its context using similar material palette facing brickwork and white timber cladding to ensure the proposed residential block harmonises within the street scene."

If approved, the flats would add to new accommodation being built on South Street, with the grade II listed Pound End Mill also being converted into eight new apartments.