An empty bus garage could be turned into flats after plans were submitted for 165 units.

Fairview New Homes wants to redevelop the former Arriva garage in St Albans Road, Garston.

The developer wants to create two buildings of four to five storeys, alongside 150 car parking spaces, 165 cycling spaces, and a communal landscaped area.

Of the 165 flats, 59 are planned to be one-bedroom, 81 two-bedroom, and 25 with three bedrooms.

In Fairview New Homes’ planning statement, it recognises Watford Borough Council’s policy that a rate of 35 per cent affordable housing is met on applications of 10 units or higher.

An affordable housing statement and viability assessment has been prepared, the developer says, but it is not published in the planning portal at this time.

A public exhibition which outlined plans for the site was held in February, attended by more than 100 people.

An exhibition was held last year by Watford Real Estate to convert the same site into 230 homes but it is Fairview who has taken the project forward for 165 homes.

The planning application can be viewed here.