Plans for new “family homes” in Bexleyheath have been submitted to Bexley Council again years after they were thrown out by councillors.

Developers ADD are once more eyeing up a plot of land behind Alers Road, accessed from Iverhurst Close, for 11 new houses.

A previous scheme had been earmarked for approval by council chiefs despite neighbours objecting.

Councillors rejected the proposals at a planning meeting in 2017, saying that the developers “failed to respect the local character” and provide affordable housing.

Revised plans have been published this week showing a new scheme for 11 houses, mixed between ten three beds and one four-bedroom home.

ADD said in their planning application: “The proposals have already been subject to thorough interrogation, and found to be high-quality, of an appropriate density, and to make a positive contribution to the area, resulting in no harm to the character of appearance of the site or its surroundings.

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“Affordable housing contributions also remain the same as the first application, as these have been subject to independent viability assessment and found to be acceptable by the council.”

The developers say they have been inspired by The Red House, home of designed William Morris, and that their scheme would involve a courtyard if it is approved this time around.

No affordable housing has been proposed in the scheme with the developers saying again that it is not viable in order to make profit.

Bexley has ambitious housing targets in its growth strategy, outline 31,500 homes and 17,000 jobs by 2050.

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan believes Bexley has scope to build even more, with his London Plan proposing high numbers.

This latest scheme will be considered by officers before being put before councillors in coming months.