Plans for affordable flats next to a suburban tube station are set to be discussed again.

Pocket Living’s plans to build two blocks of five-storey flats on land to the south of Woodside Park Underground Station were turned down in July last year.

The development would have provided 86 one-bedroom flats – all of them classed as affordable.

But a majority of Barnet councillors rejected the plans, objecting to the lack of parking spaces and claiming the size and appearance of the buildings would be out of character with the surrounding area.

Revised proposals were due to be considered again at a meeting of Chipping Barnet area planning committee on November 12 but were taken off the agenda to allow Pocket Living to provide more information.

They are now up for debate at a meeting of the committee scheduled for Tuesday (January 7).

Pocket Living has changed the design of the flats to make them blend in better with the surrounding buildings, including locally-listed St Barnabas Church.

It has also included two disabled parking spaces and a car club bay, along with permit parking on nearby streets to minimise the impact on current residents.

Planning bosses have recommended the scheme be given the go-ahead, saying the flats “will provide a significant benefit to the borough and its housing supply”.

But Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers remains opposed to the development, claiming it would still be out of character with the area and objecting to the lack of car parking spaces.

The council has received 34 letters of objection and 11 letters of support from members of the public.

Chipping Barnet area planning committee will meet at 7pm on Tuesday, January 7, at Hendon Town Hall.