PLANS have been submitted to transform the “eyesore” A127 home in Westcliff after a long running saga.

The dilapidated property at 25 Prince Avenue, Westcliff, has been at the centre of controversy after falling into disrepair.

The now-former owners of the property were initially warned to take action in March 2022, after the state of the home deteriorated over the last two years.

However, after no action was taken, Southend Council wrote to the owners in November 2022, demanding threatening legal action if repairs are not completed in six months.

At this stage, the property has been left with boarded up windows, missing roof tiles and gaping holes in the brickwork. The front garden is also full of rubble and other building materials.

The legal notice was issued on November 24 and included a number of improvements which were required to be carried out.

In June 2023, repairs were still yet to happen, and the case was scheduled to be heard on December 13, 2023, as part of prosecution action by Southend Council’s legal team.

However, just days before the house hit the market for £175,000 ahead of an auction on December 19.

It was then auctioned off for a reported £265,000.

The property was purchased by Black Hole Property Investments at auction, who have now submitted plans to transform it into two four-bedroom semi-detached family homes.

Bosses have already spent nearly two weeks on site, tidying up the front and back, while adding fencing to make the “dangerous” site, safe.