A developer wants to knock down a row of buildings on a busy high road and replace them with 19 flats.

Plans have been lodged with Barnet Council to demolish 738-742 High Road, North Finchley, and build a new five-storey block of flats on the site.

The developer plans to retain space for commercial units on the ground floor and basement levels.

There would be nine car parking spaces on the lower ground floor, along with 41 cycle spaces.

A community garden would be provided on the fourth floor and the roof terrace, along with a play area for young children.

The developer wants to provide 11 one-bedroom, six two-bedroom and two three-bedroom units.

A planning document says the scheme “provides a higher-quality design and a satisfactory mix of residential units and more flexible useable commercial space”.

There have so far been only two objections to the scheme on the council’s planning portal.

One opponent warns the development could worsen “severe” parking problems in nearby Derby Avenue and calls for “a parking space for each flat”.

To view the proposals and have your say on the scheme, go to Barnet Council’s online planning portal and search for application reference 19/6202/FUL.

The planning portal is available at: https://www.barnet.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning/find-and-comment-planning-applications