The site of a former snooker and social club in a largely residential area could be turned into five houses.

Development company, Enaa Investments Ltd, has lodged a proposal with Swindon Borough Council to be able to demolish the former Green Baize Club in Horsham Road in Park South and put up five houses.

Previously a different company RPM Ltd, based in Stratton, was given permission in 2021 to build a block of nine flats on the site – but no progress has been made with that scheme.

Enaa Investment’s application shows there will be a terrace of four three bed houses, with two bedrooms on the first floor and a large en-suite master bedroom in the loft at the back of the site. Then at the side at the front there will be one two bed, two storey house.

The application says: “The character and appearance of the immediate area will be enhanced by the proposals, as the existing building is run-down and unattractive in appearance. The redevelopment of the site will provide a significant improvement to the street scene.

“The proposed dwellings are designed to reflect the local area where new housing has been constructed.”

Two parking spaces per house will be allocated on the site, with eight for the terraced houses in a courtyard and the detached house having two spaces behind it.

The developers’ application makes much of the green credentials of the new houses: “The proposed scheme would introduce new shrub and hedge planting and trees to soften and enhance the appearance of the proposals and where possible increase biodiversity.

The houses will feature solar panels on the roof and each will have an electric vehicle charging point built in. Special bricks for nesting birds, in particular swifts, will be built into the houses, and composting bins for garden and vegetable kitchen waste will be provided.

The building on site was originally a printworks called Europrint, opening in the early to mid-1970s, and then became a snooker hall called the Green Baize and then the Baize Social Club.

The club closed in 2015 and the building has been closed since then.

The site was put up for auction in August. The listing on Strakers auction site gave the guide price for the site as £240,000 plus fees.