DOZENS of flats could be built in the car park of a Broadstone pub if newly-submitted plans are approved.

Primetower Properties has put forward an application to build a block of 33 one and two-bedroom flats on the Goods Yard car park.

The developer said the scheme would “enhance” the area and have a “distinct positive impact”.

Planning permission to build 31 flats on the site, which runs alongside the former railway line, was granted by Poole council in 2007.

The latest proposals, submitted earlier this month, are for a more contemporary building housing 14 one-bed and 19 two-bed flats separate from the pub.

“This arrangement has been specifically designed so that the second and third floors of the proposal appear subservient and set back revealing the built form of the Goods Yard,” a planning statement lodged as part of the application says.

“The redevelopment of the site presents an excellent opportunity to enhance this part of the conservation area.

“The attention to local heritage and high-quality detailing in the design of the proposal means that it will do just that, leading to a distinct positive impact.”

The building’s design has been changed to better fit with the pub building after concern was raised by Broadstone Neighbourhood Forum that the duller colours initially proposed “stuck out like a sore thumb”.

Echoing council pre-application comments, the forum also criticised the flat roof design which it said was out of character for the area.

Provision is made for 26 parking spaces in Primetower Properties’ plans.

The firm said its proposals made efficient use of the “highly accessible” site and would develop a brown field site and “conserve” the character of the area and contribute towards the area’s housing needs.

The application will be considered by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council planning officers in the coming weeks.