Plans to transform a derelict former school site in Shettleston are to go under the spotlight.

Shettleston Housing Association (SHA) want to build 40 new homes on the old St Mark’s Primary School plot.

The ex-school has sat derelict for eight years and was burnt out in 2012 in what police described as “wilful” fireraising.

But SHA have now submitted a planning application which could see the empty site brought back to life.

In the application, the organisation’s agent Claire Chauhan, said: “Shettleston Housing Association are seeking to develop a residential development comprising of 40 dwellings on the site of St Marks Primary School on Muiryfauld Drive in Shettleston.

“The dwelling types range from cottage flats, semi-detached houses, townhouses and a block of flats.

“Each individual dwelling has its own bin store and the flatted block has a communal bin store.

“The site previously houses St Marks Primary School, which was built in 1968 and closed in 2010.

“The building had to be demolished following a fire in 2012 and has lain undeveloped since then.”

If the plans are given the green light, there will also be 42 car parking spaces for residents and visitors.

In 2010 the school was closed after being declared surplus by Glasgow City Council’s education department.

On May 22, 2012 a major fire burnt through the building, with more than 30 firefighters battling the flames and thick black smoke. At that time part of the building collapsed.

Houses nearby were evacuated as a precaution, with firefighters later confirming there had been asbestos in the building.

Following that, council chiefs agreed an emergency demolition of the building and last year SHA approached the council as bosses attempted to buy the vacant land.

A deal was struck in January this year, the SHA paying out more than £200,000 for the 1.23-hectare plot.

The planning application is expected to be heard in the coming months.