NEW homes could be built on a former nursery school and kitchen site in Newport.

Housing association Linc Cymru wants to build three new homes on derelict land, which previously housed Rockfield Nursery School on Margaret Avenue, St Julian's.

The development would include two three-bedroom semi detached homes and one three bedroom detached property with six parking spaces.

The firm also wants to build four new homes on the former school's kitchen site, further along the same road, which used to serve Durham Road Infants School before it too was demolished.

This would include a mix of two four-bedroom and two three-bedroom houses and eight car parking spaces.In two separate reports to planners, Linc Cymru says it intends to create high-quality sustainable residential developments which support the demand for affordable housing within the area.

The sites have been derelict since 2009 and were demolished in 2010 after pupils moved to the purpose built £9.7 million Glan Usk Primary on the former Glebelands site.

The new school was a long awaited replacement for the dilapidated Victorian buildings they replaced, which were declared unfit for purpose ten years earlier.Linc Cymru won planning permission last year to knock down Durham Road Infants School and replace it with 45 apartments.

This included 43 two-bedroom and two one-bedroom flats, which are set to be accommodated within a U-shaped building backing onto Elysia Street, Rockfield Street and Durham Road.

The school has since been demolished but building work on the scheme is yet to start.

The applications for homes on the two Margaret Avenue sites are currently being assessed by Newport council's planning department.