An application to build a new secondary school in Chislehurst, which was accepted earlier this year, will now be reviewed this month.

The first proposal to build Bullers Wood School for Boys on St Nicolas Lane, Chislehurst, was rejected by Bromley Council in January 2017.

A second application was then granted in a meeting of Bromley Council's development control committee in October last year.

However, an independent planning inspector has now reported "highway safety concerns" regarding the first application sent by Kier Construction.

Bromley Council is therefore reconsidering its decision to grant the second application, which was subject to being finalised once a legal agreement was completed.

A spokesman for the council said: "We are deeply aware of the ongoing public interest in the future of the St Hugh’s playing fields by parents and residents alike.

"We need to consider the potential legal implications arising from the independent planning inspector’s decision to make sure the long term decisions are correct for all concerned.

"We are in regular contact with the school and their representatives and will share any further information as soon as we can."

The council's development control committee will now analyse its decision to award the proposal at a meeting on Thursday (January 25).

Kier Construction has been contacted for comment.

When the second application was accepted in October, councillor Peter Dean, said: "This was a very difficult, finely balanced decision, with many persuasive points raised on both sides of the debate.

"The committee recognised the overriding need for additional secondary school places, with the additional highway and road safety conditions being imposed to help address the concerns raised."

The school was due to accommodate up to 900 pupils and was backed by over 2,000 people.

Bromley Council has said the latest legal advice on the first application "could have an impact on the decision to award planning permission for the Bullers Wood secondary school".