Last year's original application was withdrawn after consultation with the local community and other stakeholders. A proposed 15-storey residential tower was scrapped after various objections while a performance space outside the Dickens Inn was dropped due to noise concerns.
The design for Devon House, to be converted into homes, has been altered to better reflect the style of original dock buildings. Plans for shops and restaurants, improvements to the north-west and south-west gateways and extension of the Tradewinds restaurant remain in place.
REIT Asset Management director Alister Thompson said: "The plans offer an opportunity to vastly improve the docks."