Concerned neighbours have spoken out after plans to demolish 1930s cottages and build new homes were submitted to the council.

A planning application to demolish two houses in Friars Walk in Abbey Wood and build new homes on grassland has been submitted to Bexley Council.

An application for the demolition of the houses and the construction of eight new homes was rejected in 2016.

In this latest application, the developers want to build two three bedroom and four four bedroom properties with parking - after demolishing existing dwellings at five and six Friars Walk.

John Goodwin, 61, of Friars Walk, said he and his neighbours share concerns about this latest application.

He said: "In the short term, if this development goes ahead, it will mean that those residents remaining will be living for a year at least, maybe two, on a building site and living with all the associated adverse affects such as noise, mud, heavy digging and building plant.

"In the long term it will mean the doubling of the population of the close and no doubt doubling the number of vehicles and the pollution - noise and air - associated with them. We will be left looking at a development which has nothing in keeping with the local architecture, and a lack of parking for the number of new residents in the close."

Mr Goodwin added that the development would impact on "peaceful and safe" woodland environment backing onto Friars Walk.

He said: "The proposed semis bear no resemblance to the remaining two semis that they are planned to sit beside. The whole plan will severely impact the local environment."

The original application faced objections about the plans being harmful to the local character, however developers said the houses would be in character with the surrounding development.

The previous application also faced objections because of potential poor living conditions, inadequate parking layout and the impact on biodiversity.

The revised scheme has smaller houses being proposed, all two storeys with pitched roofs.

Teresa Pearce, MP for Erith and Thamesmead, shares concerns expressed by the neighbours.

She said: "There are very valid reasons why I believe this would be overdevelopment.

"This is not just a case of nimbyism this is a small community trying to protect a marvellous eco system that belongs to all of us as well as future generations."

The scheme is currently awaiting a decision by planning officers.