PLANS for a new-build apartment scheme in Hoylake have been submitted to the council.

If Blueoak Estates' Wirral Point development is approved, nine 'high quality' apartments and underground parking will replace the existing building at 37 Stanley Road.

The scheme - which is expected to be considered by councillors next year following a consultation - also includes nine double car parking spaces and ten secure cycle storage spaces at basement level.

Designed by the Liverpool architects Falconer Chester Hall (FCH), it is inspired by the natural sandstone formations of the surrounding Red Rocks.

Blueoak Estates and FCH collaborated on The Sail in West Kirby.

Earlier this year, it was revealed Wirral Council has so far been unable to meet the Government's housing targets.

Director of Blueoak Estates, Iain MacLean, said: "The proposal was developed following a detailed analysis of the site and its locality, whilst taking into consideration national and local requirements.

"This scheme has been specifically designed to meet the demand for high quality accommodation in Wirral".

Blueoak Estates say their application is supported by a full set of plans and elevations, as well as input from planning, landscape, ecological, transport and heritage experts.

The Heritage Assessment concluded that: "The new building has been designed in a contemporary manner, which is an honest and acceptable response to its surroundings avoiding a pastiche approach.

"The proposal meets the test laid down by national guidance, and it is therefore considered that planning approval should be awarded."