Contentious plans to bulldoze an old social club in Copers Cote and build 150 new homes have been submitted to Bromley Council – again.

Developers have already tried four times to push through schemes for the former Footzie Social club in Lower Sydenham Road, but the plans had been blocked because of its use of protected land.

Now, plans have re-emerged for a smaller housing project of 151 homes in a block between three and eight storeys tall.

Planning chiefs turned down a larger application in 2015 on the grounds it was “inappropriate” on a protected area known as Metropolitan Open Land, and there have been a number of appeals turned down.

Developers have said this latest attempt includes 36 per cent affordable homes, and said it would help Bromley with its housing needs and enhance public space.

The application said: “There is a clear absence of sufficient other readily available new land which will enable the Council to meet the current minimum housing targets set by the London Plan, let alone the required increase set by the draft New London Plan.”

Anna Gandhi, a resident who commented on the planning document, said: “We already have one huge new development which has led to more traffic and congestion on the road. Quite often the queues of traffic during morning commutes reach the roundabout at the station.

“Many more people are using the train at Lower Sydenham and I do not believe the area has the infrastructure to support this build.

“I also feel that the visual impact would be unacceptable and that it is creating too many tall tower builds in too small a space.”

If this plan does get the go ahead from councillors, a play area and an outdoor gym will also be built.

The scheme is being considered by officers.