Plans to build a block of nine flats in Kenley on the site of a family home have been submitted to the borough.

The application comes less than a month after Croydon Council approved two houses on the site of a bungalow in the same road.

The latest proposal is to build a three-storey block made up of one three-bedroom and eight two-bedroom flats at 120 Hayes Lane.

The plans also include seven parking spaces cycle storage and a communal garden.

It was submitted to Croydon Council by Aventier Ltd on Monday (July 30).

The application said: “The main purpose of the proposed development is to deliver nine good quality new homes for the fast growing population in Croydon which will reach 30,000 people by 2031 according to the GLA 2010 Round Population Projections.”

Public consultation on the plans closes on August 23 and a decision is set to be made by September 25.

On July 5 the council’s planning committee approved plans to replace a bungalow with two houses down the road at number 193.

The proposal received 14 public objections and was opposed by Kenley ward councillor Steve O’Connell.

But planning chair Cllr Paul Scott said the ‘low density’ was a good place to provide much needed new homes in the borough.