Plans have been submitted to turn the former Torrington meat factory into a new base for house-builder and 143 new homes.

Plans have been lodged to transform the former Torrington Meat Factory site.Plans have been lodged to transform the former Torrington Meat Factory site.

A planning application has been submitted for the redevelopment of the former meat factory site in Torrington.

Following years of dereliction and underuse, plans have now been submitted by Clayewater Homes Limited for a new factory, employment land, and 143 new homes.

Clayewater Homes is a Bristol-based house builder developer, which is already manufacturing timber frame buildings in the Torrington area.

The business wants to set up base in Torrington, and meet the strong demand for commercial units in the area.

Plans have been lodged to transform the former Torrington Meat Factory site.Plans have been lodged to transform the former Torrington Meat Factory site.

The application proposes the development of 1,040 sq m of commercial freehold space, which would include provision for a purpose-built factory for Clayewater Homes Ltd.

The application also provides for 143 new homes, with 40 per cent of these units allocated as affordable.

A total of 21,266 square metres of open space would also be incorporated within the development.

The application has been submitted to Torridge District Council for consideration.