A new private learning centre for students with learning disabilities is being proposed in Orpington.

Bromley Council will meet on Thursday (February 8) to decide whether One to One Learning will be permitted for Unit 11, International House, Cray Avenue, Orpington.

The ground floor site - located near the Nugent shopping centre - is currently occupied with office space, along with functioning as a warehouse and workshop.

If the council grants permission - specialist education will be provided for students who struggle with traditional classroom learning.

The planned learning premises would welcome 12 students with eight staff being employed.

Various objections from residents will be considered by Bromley Council - including concerns over the provision of just one parking space.

One objector, Sue Graves, wrote: "The proposed application is for one to one training; this by definition will mean a large number of teaching staff as well as students.

"Parking in the area is already extremely difficult, especially with the closing of many of the spaces at the Nugent centre for redevelopment.

"We often have instances of people using our site as a public car park, and in some cases complaining when their vehicles subsequently get locked in. For this development to go ahead adequate parking for staff would need to be provided."

On the council's committee meeting agenda - it is recommended that the application should be refused.

It states that the loss of employment at the site would not be justified.

A statement added: "The proposal would result in the loss of a business unit within a designated Business Area and Strategic Industrial Location (SIL) required for the growth and development of business and industry."

However, if the council decides to accept the application - One to One Learning would operate from 9.30am - 3pm Mondays to Fridays.