PLANS to redevelop a derelict church in Penarth will go on display at a public consultation event later this month.

The proposals for St Paul's Church in Arcot Street are being put forward by Newydd Housing Association and the event is being held on Wednesday, September 20 in the Paget Rooms on Victoria Road.

The drop-in event for residents will take place between 3pm and 8pm where the plans can be viewed and comments made.

Following the recent consideration of several redevelopment options for the site by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, the initial scheme comprises of the retention of the existing front section of the church, a multi-purpose community hall and 15 one and two bedroom flats.

The church has been empty since 2011 when Penarth Amateur Boxing Club and Penarth Gymnastics Club were forced to leave the premises on health and safety grounds.

A council report stated that the re-use of the building was a "key challenge" for the local authority and cabinet then in February the council agreed to sell off the land to one of its four registered social landlords in a bid to provide social housing and a community facility on the site.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council's project board then announced that Newydd Housing Association had been selected as its preferred bidder to undertake the development

Kathryn Morris, development surveyor at Newydd said; "I would like to encourage local residents to drop in and see us at the event to view proposals in more detail and raise any questions with our team.

"If residents are unable to attend the event but would like to share their views, they are welcome to contact our planning consultants by calling Jon Hurley from WYG on 02920 829200 or email"

More detailed proposals of the homes will be drawn in consultation with the local community in due course.