Plans to demolish a former surgery to build six new homes have been submitted.

Gwynedd Council has received an application to knock down the former surgery on Wynne Road, Blaenau Ffestiniog, which has been out of use since the opening of the town’s £3.9m health centre in 2017.

The plans, which include five open market and one affordable home with three bedrooms each, have been developed with housing association Adra, formerly known as Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd.

The supporting documents accompanying the application by T/A Davies Phillips Property Developments Ltd, says: “Other uses were investigated but due to the nature of the cellular building plan and lack of parking it became apparent that the site would be better suited for housing.

“The fabric of the building has deteriorated and suffered from being empty for three years.

“The building is not insulated, has suffered from no heating or ventilation, insulating the existing property would be cost prohibitive.

“It has taken us several months of working with the client CCG, the local community and the planners to produce a scheme which is suitable for this location.”

Blaenau’s new health centre, which opened in November 2017, provides a dementia day service, palliative care, audiology clinic and learning disabilities service.

It’s expected that Gwynedd Council’s planning department will consider the application over the coming months.