SEVERAL homes could be built on the former site of a Flint church.

A planning application received by Flintshire Council requests permission to create five now homes on a plot of land in Chester Road.

Documents submitted with the scheme clarify that these homes would consist of a terrace of three two-bedroom houses and two detached three-bedroom houses.

The site is currently vacant, but previously accommodated a Presbyterian Church - the last use of which the application states was December 1996.

A design and access statement adds: "Earlier feasibility proposals sought to retain the chapel in accordance with the pre-application advice preference.

"Ultimately however, the cost of refurbishment of a building which had lain empty for ten years and the inherent site constraints it created rendered these unviable and demolition was approved under a prior approval for demolition application in 2014.

"The site is acknowledged by all to be in a sustainable location although has now been lying derelict for nearly three years.

"Clearly this is not beneficial to any connected parties.

"The current situation in Flintshire is that there is a defined shortfall in housing delivery and this application would play a small part in remedying this situation."