A new doctors' surgery and three new homes could be built on the former Henderson Hospital site.

The plans have been recommended for approval by Sutton Council, desipte more than 20 objections hving been received from residents.

The mental health hospital, which was closed in 2008 and has since been demolished, was part of the former Belmont Hospital, which has been redeveloped for housing.

The council’s planning committee is set to discuss the proposal from Assura Medical Centres Limited on Wednesday (August 8).

As well as a two storey doctors surgery there would be 25 parking spaces and a terrace of three four-bedroom houses.

For the houses there would be six parking spaces with access off Hardegray Close.

A report set to be considered by the council said: “The proposal is acceptable in land use terms and would provide an up to date medical centre in accordance with the CCG’s strategic need and would provide provision in lieu of affordable housing and is therefore acceptable in principle.”

It adds that the surgery would respect the ‘local context’ of the site.

But since they were submitted the plans 26 residents in neighbouring roads have objected to them including one from the Belmont and South Cheam Residents’ Association.

In an objection letter chairman Peter Mattey said: “In our view this is an inappropriate development for this location which would have a major impact on the amenity of all the neighbouring properties.”

Mr Mattey also said that the 25 parking spaces would not be enough meaning people could park on the roads and said that no nearby public transport could make it difficult for patients without a car to access the surgery.

Belmont ward councillor David Hicks called for the application to be discussed by the planning committee.

He said he was concerned about lack of on-site parking as well as noise and disturbance to neighbours from an increase in traffic.

The meeting will take place at Sutton Council’s offices in St Nicholas Way from 7.30pm.