Plans to regenerate Lowfield Street in Dartford will be discussed at a council meeting tomorrow night, March 16.

Meyer Homes has submitted proposals include the construction of over 500 new homes, an office, a café and microbrewery.

Neighbours nearby supported the application when asked as the area has been a “derelict site for years and is an eyesore” and welcomed more affordable housing.

A doctors' surgery in the same ward as the site has expressed concerns about the impact an influx of residents would have on services.

In response to the proposals, Lowfield Medical Centre said: “Although we welcome the very belated development of that side of Lowfield Street, which has remained desolate for the last 12 years or more, as a local GP surgery we are extremely concerned as to whether any consideration has been given to where these new residents will obtain their healthcare services.

“I have no doubt that other public services, for example education, will be sharing our concerns.”

The plans will see all of the buildings on the Lowfield Street demolished with the exception of number 26 which will be converted into an office.

The site is the east of Lowfield Street, with Dartford town centre immediately north of the site.

Separate planning permissions are being sought for both the northern and southern site.

Councillor Joshua Jones, expressed concern about the proposals but welcomed the progress.

He said: “We have waited ten years for this so it has got to be right, and for me infrastructure is a big thing.

“The levels of affordable housing proposed is 11 per cent and this is below Dartford’s local plan target of 30 per cent for new developments.

“I am disappointed in this low number, properties are at risk of being out of reach for Dartford residents.”

The councillor said he was concerned about air quality, parking and the impact a development would have on schools.

The Clinical Commissioning Group raised no objections to plans but did say without additional funding services are unlikely to cope.

The NHS Dartford, Gravehsam and Swanley CCG confirmed they are working with the Council to develop a health hub in the town and the council officer recommended approval as long as the council ensure developments proceed in the interests of the amenity of the town centre and residential amenity of future occupiers.

The proposals have had approval recommended by a planning officer and go before the Development Control Board tomorrow.