A developer is having a second attempt at approval for a block of flats, despite critics previously saying the development would "flatten" Sidcup Hill.

Plans to demolish offices and replace them with a six-storey block with no affordable housing have been submitted to Bexley Council.

Developer Shanly Homes has applied to demolish Oceanic House in Sidcup Hill and build 48 one and two-bedroom flats.

According to its application, the new building would include a courtyard and car parking spaces.

A similar application has been refused before, but the developer has reduced the scheme from 58 to 48 flats and introduced new access sites for vehicles from Cross Road.

From the rejected application, parking spaces have been increased from 26 to 33.

This second application has also increased the amount of outdoor space, including two communal roof terraces and private balconies.

Bexley Council aims for developments to have 35 per cent of affordable housing - however, there are no plans for that in this latest scheme.

The developer said the inclusion of affordable housing would "render the development totally unviable".

Concerns were raised about the original application - with Sidcup Community Group saying the plans would "flatten" Sidcup Hill.

A spokesman for the group said last year: "There are real concerns about parking, traffic flow and Cross Road is unsuited for all the additional cars that this development will generate."

However, the developer says the revised scheme is be much needed.

Its application said: "This urban regeneration scheme will replace the existing offices with a new and more attractive building.

"It will be built to modern standards to satisfy the requirements of the Mayor of London’s Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance and will provide much needed residential accommodation for Bexley."