More details have been revealed about a plan to build flats at a tube station car park in Enfield.

Connected Living London (CLL) – a partnership between Transport for London (TfL) and developer Grainger – wants to build up to 370 homes at Cockfosters Underground Station.

The developer plans to build four blocks of one, two and three-bedroom units at the site – 40 per cent of which would be classed as affordable.

While parking spaces for blue badge holders would be retained, the rest of the station car park would be built on.

The build-to-rent scheme – one of several housing projects planned for tube stations across London – was originally revealed to the public in June last year.

Since then, more than 2,300 people have signed a petition set up by Cockfosters Local Area Residents Association (Clara) calling for the development to be stopped.

One of the concerns raised by Clara is that the scheme “will drastically impact the commuting options for outer London areas”.

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Surveys carried out by TfL show three-quarters of the people who use Cockfosters station car park travel in from outside of the M25, with less than a fifth coming from Enfield and Barnet.

But the transport body says around 95 per cent of users have an Underground, Overground or National Rail station closer to their home than Cockfosters Underground station – and the development would cut down on car journeys.

The scheme would also provide new public spaces, trees and greenery, as well as improving pedestrian access to nearby Trent Park.

CLL is inviting people to give their views on the proposals at a public exhibition at Church House, in Chalk Lane, Cockfosters on Saturday, January 18 between 10.30am and 2.30pm.

The scheme will have to be approved by Enfield Council’s planning committee before work can begin.

Ben Tate, head of build to rent (Delivery) at TfL, said the development “will provide hundreds of new homes that the capital desperately needs”.

He added: “The homes are being specifically designed to provide housing for those who wish to rent rather than buy, helping meet a growing demand.

“Putting customer service at the heart of our partnership, we are seeking to improve the area for the local community by providing enhanced public spaces as well as improving access to Trent Park.”