Plans for a new block of flats behind an empty pub in Charlton are set to be approved.

It comes months after councillors threw out a scheme to bulldoze the closed Pickwick Pub in Woolwich Road.

The developer, Pure Let Greenwich, has put forward plans to demolish the boozer’s extension in place of six new homes, concreting over the pub’s garden in the process.

Councillors rejected plans last year to bulldoze the three-storey pub after more than a dozen people objected to losing the building.

“The existing building makes a positive contribution to Woolwich Road

with an attractive wrap around ground floor frontage,” officers said in a new report.

“The existing public house is currently vacant. The ground floor extension was previously used as bed and breakfast accommodation to the pub.

“On balance, there are no objections to the demolition of the ground floor rear extension.

“The extension does not form part of the main functions of the pub and is a later addition to the traditional built form.

“The proposed dwellings are considered to be in keeping with the general character of the area.”

The plans are set to be approved at a meeting next Tuesday at Woolwich Town Hall.

The developer said in its application: “The current proposals have been developed in response to the extensive feedback, paying due regard to the principal issues raised by that pre-application, namely the retention of the public house on site.”