Flats planned opposite Tesco car park in Keynsham

TWO blocks of flats could be built opposite the Tesco car park in the centre of Keynsham.

A total of ten flats for general needs social housing are planned in Danes Lane, on a site behind the High Street.

Bath and North East Somerset Council has submitted a planning application to itself to build on council-owned land used as spare parking next to the Old Dairy apartments.

Block one would have six one-bed flats while block two will have four two-bed properties. Each block would be three storeys with pitched roofs and brick walls around the ground-floor exterior.

Parking would be located in an undercroft beneath block two, which would be set back from the road to avoid interfering with the public footpath leading to the High Street.

A statement submitted with the application said: “The proposed homes will be secured for social rent in perpetuity and will be available for local households in housing need.”

It added that there are more than 700 applicants on Homesearch for homes in Keynsham, about 550 of whom are in need of one and two-bedroom properties.

The council’s Liberal Democrat administration has named building more council houses as a priority for their administration.

The deadline for comments on the plans is December 21. The application reference on the council’s website is 23/04190/REG03.

John Wimperis, Local Democracy Reporting Service

Pictured, how the proposed flats would look