Plans to strip flammable ladding from an 11-storey tower in Blackheath have been submitted to planners at Greenwich Council.

Moat homes have submitted proposals to strip external cladding from Leamington Court in Restell Road and replace it with non-combustible material.

It comes more than two years after the devastating fire at Grenfell in West London.

Grenfell was wrapped in ACM cladding, material that has since been banned from being used on high-rise homes, schools care homes and student halls.

Moat said in its planning application: “The proposed works are intended to replace the existing cladding and insulation for products that have limited combustibility.

“The finish, size and layout of the replacement cladding is designed to match the existing and be sympathetic to the original design of the property.”

There are 59 flats within the development, according to planning documents.

Earlier this year it was revealed that more than two dozen buildings in Greenwich are still wrapped in dangerous cladding two years after the Grenfell fire tragedy.

Hundreds of Greenwich residents continue to live in private homes lined with dangerous material blamed for the spread of the fatal blaze in North Kensington.

The borough is thought to have one of the highest numbers of dangerously lined buildings in the country.

In March, residents in a number of private ACM-clad tower blocks – including Northpoint in nearby Bromley – created the UK Cladding Action Group, to help raise awareness of the issue.