A developer’s plans to add basements to homes planned for a row of garages are set to be discussed again by councillors.

M Yoav, of Rundell Partnership Ltd, wants to build two semi-detached houses on land currently occupied by garages to the rear of Rundell Crescent, Hendon.

At a meeting of Hendon area planning committee in November, a debate on whether to allow two basements to be added to the proposed development ended in deadlock.

The committee heard objections from a local shopkeeper, who warned the narrow road where the homes are planned is prone to regular flooding.

Cllr Helene Richman (Conservative, West Hendon) also warned of flooding and traffic problems on the narrow access road, calling the development “entirely inappropriate”.

Unable to reach a decision, councillors postponed the item until a later date, and it is now scheduled for discussion at a meeting of Hendon area planning committee on Thursday.

Council officers have recommended the scheme be given the go-ahead, pointing out planning permission for the two homes was granted in September 2018.

Their report says the addition of basements – designed to provide “leisure and utility space” – “would not bring about additional harm…above and beyond the approved scheme”.

The committee will meet at 7pm at Hendon Town Hall on Thursday, January 9.