A HOTEL could be turned into 10 new apartments under plans.

Applicant Shaun Pie wants to transform the Stuart House Hotel at 1-2 Rutland Terrance, Scarborough, into flats with a view over North Bay.

The building, which is spread over five floors, would incorporate eight two-bedroom flats and two one-bedroom properties.

The planning documents lodged with Scarborough Council state that the change of use would reduce the amount of traffic in the area.

It also notes that a nearby hotel was recently granted permission to be turned into apartments and that there will be no change to the exterior of the building.

The plans are now out to consultation.