A closed down auto repair shop in Wimbledon could be turned into flats.

Brookes Architects submitted a planning application last week to demolish the "unremarkable and utilitarian" Watson Diesel buildings at the end of Elm Grove off Worple Road, and build 34 homes in its place.

The application stated that all 34 flats would be classed as 'affordable' as part of the five storey development.

"The road has developed over the 20th Century from open fields to its current form," it read.

"The site is Brownfield where development and intensification of use is encouraged by national policy.

"The proposed scheme will continue the pattern of development in the area with a large scale building along the railway line and will create natural surveillance along the public footpath between the site and the railway lines.

"The appearance will greatly enhance the public footpath near the railway and add much needed affordable housing in the local area."

But if you plan on owning a car then you better look elsewhere.

"It is proposed that the development will be car-free and that a Section 106 Agreement will form part of any planning approval, ensuring that residents will not be eligible for car parking permits," the application read.

There will however be 48 bicycle parking spaces.