Plans have been submitted to demolish a house and build a four-storey block of flats in Forest Hill.

The application to build seven "high quality" flats on Lowther Hill was initially rejected by Lewisham Council.

It includes a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom apartments with two parking spaces between them.

The proposal suggests knocking down the "neglected" detached three-bedroom house at 60 Lowther Hill to replace it with the block.

According to developers, "fundamental building work is required on parts of the house and site as it is in disrepair after many years of neglect by the previous owner."

The building proposed for the site is described as having a "contemporary design that respects the character and appearance of the wider street."

In addition to seven flats, the plans also propose building a garden accessible to all residents in the building, with extra spaces made available to certain flats.

The application argues an increasing population in Lewisham means more housing is needed in the borough to meet demand.

There is no mention of affordable housing in the proposals for 60 Lowther Hill.