THE site of a former pub in Wallasey is set to be transformed into dozens of affordable homes.

Plans have been approved for the old La Banque site on Borough Road to become 28 new apartments across two blocks, complete with parking and site works.

The outline planning application, which was approved on Monday, said the current site in Seacombe has a “poor and overgrown appearance”.

It added: “The development affords an opportunity to significantly improve quite a prominent site with a new build residential development.

“The new buildings would comply with all of the latest energy performance standards and would be contained within a secure site with landscaped gardens with some off-street parking facilities.”

The application, submitted by applicant Arthur King, said the site would be set back behind an area of landscaped public open space, with electronically-operated entrance gates.

The car park will have capacity for 10 vehicles, including two disabled spaces with a refuse storage area to the rear.

La Banque is believed to have closed over 10 years ago and demolished several years ago.

Two outline planning applications have been approved since 2006 for a development at the site, but both have since expired.