PLANS have been put forward to demolish a factory on Edward Street and build a mix of new homes and flats.

Victoria Works, which lies between Britten Street and Edward Street, currently houses a redundant factory.

However, once it was home to some of the country's finest needle and tackle companies.

Under the proposals it would be ripped down and the site split into two main areas - a southern block, featuring 49 one and two bedroomed apartments, and a northern area comprising 26 town houses.

The Advertiser reported last year that Redditch would be getting a share of £410,000 to help revamp the area around the town's rail station.

The cash will be spent on new housing and regeneration around the station, as part of the Rail Quarter development.

The investment was announced by Central Government as part of the One Public Estate (OPE) Programme, first launched in 2013.

The programme ensures the better use of public sector land and property, improving services and freeing up space for new homes.