Plans have come forward to redevelop a former garden nursery in Loughton.

Qualis Commercial wants to build 37 homes and flats on the site in Pyrles Lane which has been out of use for several years.

Qualis says its scheme, which will include affordable homes, will be designed to "blend seamlessly with the existing surroundings".

The developer says the proposed homes will have renewable heating systems and a low carbon footprint reducing standard energy costs.

Each home will have parking with the inclusion of EV charging points and additional parking for visitors.

Qualis says the scheme will also include biodiversity benefits such as tree planting and bird and bat boxes, and the land will retain its links to Hillyfields Open Space.

A planning application has not yet been submitted but residents are being invited to take part in a public consultation to share their views on the redevelopment.

A website with information about the proposals will be available to view and leave feedback from Thursday March 10 until Wednesday March 23.

There will also be the opportunity to view the plans in person and speak to the team at a drop in event being held on Tuesday March 15 at Unit 1, Buckingham Court, Rectory Lane, Loughton IG10 2QZ from 10.30am to 7pm.

Simon Rutter, managing director of Qualis Commercial, said: "We look forward to engaging with as many people as possible and receiving feedback on the proposals. This development is part of our long-term plans to provide quality new homes and services to the Epping Forest district.

"In building homes, we are aiming to create safe integrated communities where people can live, work and relax."

Visit to find out more and take part in the consultation.