A “blight” on Greenwich High Road is set to be filled with a new block of flats as council officers recommend new housing plans be approved.

Developer TLS has proposed a six-storey block of apartments at the site of the former Millers Pub, which was bulldozed in 2014.

The site has been empty since the boozer’s demolition, and now officers at Greenwich Council have earmarked proposals for a restaurant and houses for approval.

TLS said in its application: “The demolition of The Miller Public House and the historic alterations to the streetscape have created a fragmented street frontage along Greenwich High Road.

“The redevelopment of the brownfield site provides an exciting opportunity to improve the street scene with a high quality design lead proposal.”

If given the green light, the developer will build 14 flats across five storeys above what is likely to be a restaurant on the ground floor.

No parking has been included in the proposals, but planners at the council said this would be acceptable because of the level of public transport nearby.

No affordable housing would be provided but the developers has offered the council cash instead.

Officers said in a new report: “The proposed development is considered to be acceptable in principle, and would make good use of a brownfield site, delivering fourteen residential units above a ground floor commercial use, with a financial contribution of £436, 000 to be made in lieu of on-site affordable housing.

“The proposed unit mix is considered to be acceptable, and whilst a limited

number of family sized units are proposed, the site is well-suited to a high

density development targeted at first-time buyers and those looking to

commute, and the mix of units is considered to make efficient use of the site.”

The scheme will be decided upon at a meeting on Tuesday, November 6.