A development planned for a suburban tube station has been scaled back following feedback from the public.

Transport for London (TfL) and Taylor Wimpey have unveiled revised plans to build up to 560 homes at Finchley Central Underground Station – including blocks of flats between seven and 20 storeys high.

The previous plans for around 650 homes featured a 27-storey tower block, sparking strong opposition from local campaigners.

Opponents of the scheme also feared all the car parking spaces would be lost at the station, but TfL now says part of the existing car park would remain in place.

This would provide more than 100 publicly-accessible car parking spaces, while blue badge parking bays would be moved closer to the station entrance.

New pathways and cycle parking have been included in the plans “to encourage a shift to sustainable modes of transport”.

While the development has been scaled black on the previous proposals, a block of 20 storeys high would still be considerably higher than the predominantly low-rise family homes in the surrounding streets.

The developer is planning one, two, three and four-bedroom properties, while the affordable homes – making up 40 per cent of the development – would be a mix of tenures, including shared ownership and affordable rent.

More than 8,500 sq ft of retail and commercial space, including a cycle hub and repair shop, are being planned.

On top of that, there would be a new station square accessed from Regent’s Park Road, new pedestrian crossings and improved entrances to the station.

People are being invited to a series of public exhibitions to give their feedback on the new plans.

These will be held at Stephens House, 17 East End Road, Finchley, on Sunday January 19 (12-4pm), Tuesday January 21 (2-8pm) and Wednesday January 22 (2-8pm).

Graeme Craig, director of commercial development at TfL, said: “Following feedback from the local community, we have worked with Taylor Wimpey to revise our proposals for the site by Finchley Central Tube station.

“We are pleased to now share these updated proposals that take into account the views of the local community and enable us to deliver homes that are desperately needed.”

More information is available at: http://finchleycentralconsultation.com