Southwark Council will build 26 new social housing flats in North Walworth.

The new scheme was given the green light by the authority’s planning committee on Wednesday.

It will see 26 new flats in a five-storey building, on the Salisbury Estate car park.

The scheme will see five three-bed flats, nine two-bed flats, nine one-bed flats, as well as two two-bed wheelchair units and a one-bedroom wheelchair unit.

The scheme will also have two disabled parking spaces on nearby Chatham Street.

A dozen members of the public commented on the development, with nine making objections.

This included concerns about loss of sunlight and daylight.

But Southwark’s planners found the development was”generally compliant” with daylight criteria, a council report said.

“The proposed development would not significantly impact on the daylight

and sunlight of surrounding properties. Whilst some windows would be affected, these are not considered to be primary windows within rooms and the rooms would benefit from sufficient levels of daylight and sunlight.”

Objections were also lodged around the loss of parking spaces through developing on the car park.

But a parking survey found dozens of parking spaces were free on nearby streets.

Future tenants will also be given three-year car club memberships, which should reduce pressure on parking spaces

“The proposed development would not adversely impact on parking within the

local area due to sufficient spaces being available on surrounding streets, the provision of undercroft parking and the provision of car club membership,” the council report said.

People also objected to the size of the building.

But council planners found the proposed scale, height and massing of the scheme is “appropriate and acceptable within its context.”

All of the flats will have balconies.

Southwark’s New Homes Development Team, who submitted the plans, will pay £34,020 towards offsetting its carbon.

The scheme’s designers are Levitt Bernstein.