Plans to demolish empty homes in Eltham and build a new two storey block of flats have been submitted.

Red Squirrel Limited are proposing knocking down a vacant block of four flats in Bexley Road and erecting a new block of six new apartments.

If the scheme gets the green light, developers would build five two bedroom apartments and one three bed house at the site between Bexley Road and Riefield Road.

According to their application: "This proposal seeks permission for the demolition of the existing building as the original building although previously already in poor condition, it was considered to be viable for refurbishment

however the building has been significantly damaged by fire and is no longer in a condition suitable for refurbishment as there are now major structural issues with the condition of the original building.

"This latest scheme represents a significant reduction in previous development proposals with the new building being two storey’s in nature and set well away from the site boundaries."

In June 2016 a scheme for a two storey detached building for two flats was rejected because of the scale and proximity to a neighbouring home.

The council also said there was not enough parking included in that scheme, in these latest proposals four spaces have been included inside a parking courtyard.

Previous applications have been rejected on the grounds of "overdevelopment".