Plans to bulldoze a bungalow in Petts Wood and build a new block of flats are set to be approved.

Developers have eyed up a three-bed bungalow in Poverest Road for the site of a new two-storey apartment building.

A similar scheme has already been rejected by the council following concern s from neighbours and councillors.

Neighbours say that allowing flats in Poverest road will set a “precedent” for multi-occupancy – something residents say is out of character.

One objector said: “There is no justification for this development. Keep Poverest Road as a road of family homes.”

The developers amended scheme, which includes changes to the height and design, has now been recommended for approval by officers at a meeting next week.

Officers said: “Taking into account the issues discussed above it is considered that the development proposed has overcome previous refusals in this resubmission.

“The development would have a high quality design and would not have an unacceptable impact on the amenity of neighbouring occupiers.

“It is considered that the development would not be detrimental to the character and appearance of the area.”

The scheme will be debated at a meeting on Thursday August 29.