Plans to build a 24-storey building made up of 130 flats near a London Underground station were given the green light, despite concerns around its design.

Brent Council’s planning committee unanimously approved proposals for the development at Argenta House, in Argenta Way.

Situated next to the North Circular Road and opposite Stonebridge Park Station, it will house a mixture of one-bed, two-bed and three-bed flats.

An earlier proposal for a 28-storey building, with an additional 21 homes, was amended following consultation with the council’s planning department.

Nick Francis, director of FAL Architects, said: “This is a unique opportunity to initiate the regeneration of Stonebridge Park.

“It will provide a new local landmark with much-needed homes.”

There were concerns around the lack of parking – the scheme is car-free save for two disabled spaces – with fears that new residents would bring dozens of cars to the area.

Council officers explained that a controlled parking zone could be implemented to address this, with future residents at Argenta House banned from applying for permits.

They also defended the proposed building’s size, pointing out that it complies with planning policy and, given the “merits” of the scheme, is deemed “acceptable”.

These merits included the level of affordable housing, with 27 per cent of units classed as “affordable”.

Of these, 21 will be offered at affordable rent – no more than 80 per cent of market rates – and 14 will be under shared ownership.

Mr Francis added there are plans for more taller buildings in the area, which will complement Argenta House.