Redevelopment plans including a 17-storey tower block and 272 homes in Abbey Wood have been submitted to Greenwich Council.

The tower block will be on Eynsham Drive next to Lidl, where currently there is a PDSA pet hospital and a car wash.

The pet hospital would be demolished to make way for the tower block but, according to the proposals, a new one will be built on the site.

The PDSA has said it fully supports the redevelopment, as the new pet hospital being built for them is larger than its current one.

A PDSA spokesperson said: “The proposed new facility will allow PDSA to care for local pets in an outstanding, state-of-the-art environment, for many years to come.

“If planning consent is granted we will continue to occupy our current premises until the new facility opens, and will work closely with the developers during construction to ensure any disruption to our services is kept to a minimum.”

Four buildings have been proposed for the site, including 17, 14, eight and four storey buildings.

The 272 new residential units will include 109 one-bedroom homes, 132 two-bedroom homes, 28 three-bedroom homes, and three studio flats.

Developers JMH Group said they are targeting 35 per cent affordable accommodation for the full development.

There will also be commercial space along Eynsham Drive and Harrow Manorway, and 59 total parking spaces, which includes the parking for the pet hospital.

In their design and access statement prepared for JMH Group, Assael Architecture, said: "Currently Thamesmead can be considered a deprived area generally made up of low-middle income residents.

With four planning applications submitted in May 2016 following months of consultation with local residents, businesses and the council, these future residential mixed-use developments include commercial floor-space offering cafes, retail and local enterprise spaces which will create new jobs and opportunities in the area.

"This will increase employment opportunities within Abbey Wood."