PLANS to build an industrial estate on an eyesore site - paving the way for new jobs to be created in the region - could be approved next week.

Mandale Construction Ltd is behind proposals to flatten the existing buildings at the former Motorhog car dismantling yard, on Wallsend Road, North Shields, to make way for 39 industrial units.

If the plans are given the go-ahead scheme will be a mixture of “general industrial” units and storage with 148 parking spaces to accommodate drivers.

A report from North Tyneside Council’s planning department told how the former scrap yard had become blighted by vandalism.

It said: “The application site is located within an established industrial area. It is currently vacant and following fire damage and vandalism the buildings have been partially demolished.”

It recommended approval for the plans saying they would bring much needed jobs to the area.

It said: “The proposal would result in the creation of jobs during the construction phase and within the industrial units once the development is complete.”

A statement from the applicant argued that the plans would bring new jobs to the area as well bringing a derelict former industrial site back into use.

A member of the public also contacted the authority to express their support for the proposals saying that current buildings are an “eyesore”.

They added: “I support this application as it will create much needed employment opportunities for the residents of North Tyneside especially the younger residents.

“This application is replacing a commercial entity (eyesore) with a modern well planned small business park”.

The Doncaster based dismantling company moved off the site around five years ago.