A new block of units ranging up to 10 storeys in height and providing 66 new homes could soon be approved for Abbey Wood.

Members of Bexley’s planning committee will vote on whether to allow developers Peabody to build the multi-level block at 498-500 Abbey Road at their meeting on February 27.

The firm has submitted plans to build 31 one-bed, 20 two-bed and 15 three-bed units, as well business space, on a cleared site next to the Harrow Manorway Highway.

The proposal would see the 66 homes split between two “cores”, with the business space proposed for the ground floor.

The northern part of the building would be between one, two and three storeys high and include 15 units, while the southern core – ranging from six to ten storeys – would include the bulk of homes.

The scheme is a car free development, except for six communal disabled parking bays to be included.

The housing mix will include 24 affordable units – 36 per cent of the total.

Eighteen of the units will be classified as affordable while the other six will be classed as shared ownership – meaning the remaining 42 will be available for private sale.

Three objections have been registered, with issues including concerns over the height of the building which will be surrounded by mostly two-storey structures.

However, the staggered nature of the building’s height has helped address that issue, council officers say.

“Whilst the existing neighbouring properties are predominately two-storey buildings with small frontages, this site is identified as one of only two areas where very tall buildings are appropriate within the tall-building policy,” a council report reasons.

Council officers have recommended the scheme for approval, with the addition of new housing in the borough looked upon favourably.

“A good range of high-quality residential units will be provided which will broaden the range of local housing options to help address Bexley’s housing need,” council’s report says.

If approved, the proposal will also require permission from the Mayor of London.