Plans are in place to build more than 30 homes with a “village-feel” on a vacant patch of land in Johnstone.

Linstone Housing Association and Robertson Partnership Homes have lodged an application for a mixture of terraced properties, cottage flats and bungalows on brownfield land to the north of Ryefield Avenue.

If the plans get the go-ahead from Renfrewshire Council, a total of 31 homes will be developed on the two-acre site and will range in size from one-bedroom flats to two-bedroom bungalows.

In a design and access statement, Linstone said it is seeking to give the development a “village character,” where people will be prioritised over cars.

“The range of house types allows for a diverse mix of future residents and a greater choice of accommodation for the affordable housing market,” the statement adds.

“The proposals will feel pleasant by creating a village character through the varied house styles fronting the central road.

“The house types themselves are adaptable to changes in future housing needs and have the ability to be reconfigured.

“The site has a single point for vehicular access. This reduces the movement of vehicles through the site and creates a sense of arrival to the small community.”

The statement also points out that the site is “well connected” to existing transport infrastructure and within walking distance of bus stops, a train station and electric vehicle charging points.

“The proposal prioritises people over vehicles and the footpaths through the site promote active travel above private car use,” it adds.

Should the proposals be approved, Linstone plans to upgrade the existing footpath to the south-west of the site, which will become a more “user-friendly” addition to the area.

The plans state that access will be provided from an existing and formed junction to the west, on Longmeadow.

There will be 16 terraced houses and 12 cottage flats, as well as three bungalows that will be designed for wheelchair users and located to the south of the site.

Each property will have a parking space and there will also be nine visitor spaces.

Bin stores will be predominantly at the back or side of homes.