Developers have now submitted a planning application to build a 23 storey flat block in Bromley North.

Existing buildings on 6-10 Sherman Road will be knocked down if the application is approved.

The site, located adjacent to Bromley North station, currently holds a two-storey office block and a garage which was last used as a car wash.

Developer Be Living Ltd is proposing that the 23 storey block would comprise of 215 rented apartments.

The high rise would hold 31 studios, 95 one-bedroomed flats, 70 two-bedroomed flats and 19 three-bedroomed flats.

Be Living Ltd say 20 per cent of the flats (43) will be secured at Discounted Market Rent.

Balconies will also accompany the flats.

The tower block will be “predominantly car-free” with two car parking spaces on site for commercial use and four on-street disabled parking spots.

This official proposal won’t come as a surprise to residents after Be Living Ltd held a public consultation about a flat block in September 2017.

At the time, Chairman of Babbacombe Road Resident’s Association, Patrick Holden, said: “This is quite a shocking proposal.

“While nearby all residents understand the need for more housing, we believe that new developments should be sensitive to the existing scale and character of the area.”

The association has published its objections online now the application is official.

They say a lack of tenant parking will add pressure to on-street parking, more tenants will clog up transport services, the building is “wholly unfitting to the low rise aspect” of the area and it will set precedent for similar developments in Bromley North.

The deadline for people to respond to the proposal is January 29.