Plans for new houses at a garage site in Erith are in line to be approved months after they were thrown out by councillors.

Developers have applied “in principle” to build six houses in Betsham Road, made up of two two-bedroom and four one-bedroom homes.

Councillors previously blocked similar plans because “insufficient information” had been supplied.

Developers have come back with more details, and planners at the council have earmarked the proposals to be approved despite concerns from neighbours.

Objections from three neighbours claim the development would block their light, and add traffic to an area already lacking in parking spaces.

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Despite that, planners at the council have said: “The proposed development, by virtue of its location is considered to be appropriate for residential development in principle.

“The proposed density potentially could accord with the London Plan requirements.

“There are concerns regarding the provision of parking, relationship with neighbouring properties, quality of residential amenity for future occupants, however it is accepted that these are matters that would need to be considered at the detailed planning application stage.”

Erith is a town earmarked by the council for major growth in coming years, with an ambitious regeneration strategy concentrating new homes and jobs in the north of the borough.

The scheme will be considered at a planning meeting on Thursday, April 11, along with other plans for a new Sikh temple in Belvedere.