Plans have been revealed to demolish a charity shop and an old bank in Bexleyheath, and build flats in their place.

The planning application submitted proposes the demolition of existing buildings and the erection of a new structure at 235 and 237 Broadway, Bexleyheath.

This new building is set to provide commercial use at ground floor with eight one-bedroom and seven two-bedroom residential flats above.

Plans also include space for cycle and refuse storage, and a service area, behind these flats.

News Shopper: CGI images show the proposed look of the 15 flatsCGI images show the proposed look of the 15 flats (Image: Pagecoat Ltd)

The proposed site, located on the corner of Broadway and Albion Road, currently consists of a charity shop and what used to be a HSBC, until the lease expired in 2021, as well as off-street parking area to the rear.

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The developer emphasised that the proposed flats would aim to "complement the existing high street" by using "similar materials and design proportions" of the nearby buildings and the one it plans to replace.

They said: "The top storey of accommodation is set back from the street to provide room for an external terrace and to reduce the visual impact of the building fronting onto the street.

"Each apartment has an external terrace for amenity and all windows open onto views of the high street or the aspect to the rear of the site."

News Shopper: The proposed site is right on the corner of Broadway and Albion RoadThe proposed site is right on the corner of Broadway and Albion Road (Image: Pagecoat Ltd)

There is no on-site parking in the plan, with the flats instead proposed to have cycle storage out the back, and the developers highlighting the "number of transport links" in the area.

While the existing building is proposed to be demolished - instead of built on top of - the developers said that this will mean a "quicker overall construction timetable" and "greater energy efficiency".

The planning application was submitted by Pagecoat Ltd on November 20, 2023, with a determination deadline of March 7, 2024.

There have so far been 46 members of the public consulted, with one person objecting to the plans and one person supporting them.