Plans have been drawn up to build more than a hundred homes on the site of under-used hospital buildings.

NHS Property Services wants to build 129 homes in blocks of between five and seven storeys at Edgware Community Hospital in Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware.

It also plans to provide ground-floor commercial or community space for residents and hospital users.

The services provided in the “under-utilised” buildings set to be knocked down to make way for the scheme would be moved to the main hospital building and other parts of the site.

According to the developer, the changes would “help to secure the long-term operation of the hospital and improve the day-to-day patient experience”.

Consultation papers state that the proposed buildings “have been carefully positioned to avoid overlooking, particularly on the hospital side, and this would allow “for daylight/sunlight to penetrate the new buildings to ensure that the site is not overshadowed”.

The developer claims there would be no net loss to existing patient parking, while a “modest decrease in staff parking of around 30 spaces” would be offset by better enforcement of a permit system.

There would also be better pedestrian and cycle links from Burnt Oak Broadway to the hospital, according to the consultation papers.

NHS Property Services has invited members of the public to have their say on the plans using its consultation page here.

It is hosting two online “live chat” sessions on Tuesday, September 22 from 6pm to 8pm and Wednesday, September 23 from 5pm to 7pm.

Following the consultation, NHS Property Services expects to submit the plans to Barnet Council in mid-October.