Major plans to build a big mixed development comprising 67 homes near Sutton High Street have been submitted to Sutton Council.

Carpetright and Farmfoods would be knocked down before developers put in 1,340sqm of commercial space for retail use and flats on up to seven upper floors.

The proposals, by the Rachel Charitable Trust, say the plans offer “much-needed” residential accommodation while retaining existing retail floor space.

Plans also involve communal amenity space, cycle parking, refuse and recycling storage facilities, as well as a commercial service area.

If built, it would be situated opposite to the St Nicholas Centre in the High Street, back into Marks and Spencer, and be a short distance from Times Square Shopping Centre.

In the conclusion of the submitted design and access statement, it reads: “The proposed development has evolved through a process of understanding the constraints and opportunities of the site, together with the dialogue from the local authority [Sutton Council] and third parties, which has involved the design process.

“The current building form is unattractive from both the High Street and surrounding roads. The proposal seeks to provide a high quality designed building of contemporary architecture with materials that shall provide longevity and quality wellbeing.

“The scale of the building responds to its immediate setting and repairs the street scape with a thoughtful contemporary building.

“The proposal should therefore be supported by the council to help facilitate the regeneration of this area.”

Plans were submitted on August 14 before they were validated on September 10.

It’s currently unknown when they will be decided upon.

A website has been made by the Rachel Charitable Trust which is dedicated to the proposed development.

You can see the website here.

To see the plans, click here.