Former day centre could become new apartments

The former St Helena Hospice day centre could be converted into flats

The former St Helena Hospice day centre could be converted into flats - Credit: Google Street View

Proposals have been put forward to convert a charity day centre into 18 new flats.

The project in Jackson Road, Clacton on Sea, would create 10 one-bedroom apartments, six two-bed, one three-bed and one studio flat, along with a bike and bin store.

Tendring District Council has received the planning application from London-based Abbeylord Properties Ltd.

The two-storey building was previously owned by the St Helena Hospice and used as a day centre and a shop. The charity sold the property to raise more money for its vital work.

The plans for the former day centre, which stands in a regeneration area, include keeping its 19-space car park.

A planning statement on behalf of Abbeylord Properties said the previous use had generated a high number of daily road trips and conversion to flats would reduce the amount of traffic to "negligible" levels.