A GLASGOW site that has lain empty for nearly 30 years since the city’s famous Garden Festival is to be developed with more than 200 new homes.

The Stewart Milne company has applied for planning permission for a residential development adjacent to Festival Park at Pacific Quay on the south side of the River Clyde.

The designers of the new development say they are aware of the “historical context” of the site which was once a major dock with shipbuilding yards nearby.

Approval is sought for 203 houses consisting of 120 one, two and three-bedroom flats, 36 two and and three-bedroom colony flats and maisonettes and 47 three, four and five-bedroom townhouses.

This is change from the plan approved earlier by the City Council. Planning permission in principle was granted in 2013 for 203 residential units of which 146 would be general residential units and 57 would be live/work units.

Haus Architects said: “Dynamic forms and the material palette respond to the historic context of the site, the shipyards.”