A decision on whether to allow a developer to build flats next to a tube station has been postponed.

Councillors were due to consider revised plans for 86 affordable flats at Woodside Park Underground Station at a meeting of Chipping Barnet area planning committee on Tuesday (November 12).

But the item was withdrawn from the agenda to allow the applicant time to provide extra information on the proposed scheme.

Developer Pocket Living wants to build two blocks of five-storey flats on land to the south of the station.

Its previous bid for planning permission was turned down by councillors at a meeting of Chipping Barnet area planning committee on July 15.

Conservative councillors voted against the plans, claiming the lack of parking – including disabled spaces – went against the borough’s policies, while the size and appearance of the building could harm St Barnabas Church and other neighbours.

The plans were subsequently revised to make the flats’ appearance more in keeping with the surroundings.

Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers once again objected to the development, saying: “I remain concerned about the proposals because they are still an overdevelopment of the site and out of style and character with the area”.

Apart from two wheelchair-accessible bays to the front of the development, the revised plans did not include car parking spaces.

Barnet Council could not confirm when the scheme will be considered by the committee again.