Plans for a 12-storey block of flats in Old Kent Road are due to go before councillors next week. 

Developers have submitted proposals for 46 homes in the building, as well as a shared roof garden for residents and cycle parking.  

The site, at 301 – 303 Ilderton Road, is currently home to a car repair shop and car wash, which will be demolished if the plans are approved.  

According to the planning statement from property consultant GL Hearn: “The Application Scheme shall deliver 14 units as affordable housing to meet local housing needs, which represents 35 per cent of all habitable rooms and 29 per cent of all residential units as affordable.  

“Affordable housing tenure will be delivered in broad compliance with the emerging New Southwark Plan, which requires 70/30 split between social and intermediate tenures (weighted in favour of social rent). 

“In accordance with the policy, none of the studio units shall be provided as affordable tenures and shall all be retained for private tenure.” 

There is one objection currently on the application, which complains about the contractor involved with the plans.

One person backed the proposals, saying it was “a great use of a small site”.  

They said: “The car breakers can’t go quick enough, there’s always bits of cars and broken glass on the street currently. 

“The current businesses there are dangerous and the council should have closed them years ago.  

“Great to see commercial space too.  

“Maybe the building could even be a little higher, there’s a housing crisis and the more units built the cheaper housing will be for everyone.  

“More people would also mean more customers for local businesses which would really help the local area thrive.”

Southwark councillors will decide on the application next Tuesday evening (November 12) at a planning committee meeting.