Plans to build tower blocks up to 24 storeys high at the site of a car dealership could get the go-ahead next week.

Developer Parkside Investments wants to build 470 homes in blocks of 20, 23 and 24 storeys at the Crown Honda showroom in Hyde Estate Road, Colindale.

The development would provide 35 per cent affordable homes, indoor community space, a café, retail opportunities, workspaces and storage.

Councillors will decide whether to give the application the green light at a meeting of Barnet Council’s strategic planning committee on Tuesday.

Planning officers at the council have recommended the development for approval, saying in a report that it is “accordant with strategic policies at a local, regional and national level”.

According to their report, the council received just nine letters of objection to the scheme during a consultation on the plans, along with one letter in support.

Opponents claimed the local infrastructure could not cope with more development, the scheme would worsen traffic congestion and the buildings would not fit in with the surrounding area, among other concerns.

Neighbouring Brent Council said it could not support the development on highways grounds because there was not enough information available during the consultation period to assess its impact.

But planning chiefs say in the report that the “proposed scale and massing of the development is acceptable” and the scheme is of “an exemplary design quality”.

They also write that it would be “acceptable from a transport and highways perspective”, with £400,000 for new or enhanced bus services among the measures proposed to reduce the impact of the scheme.

If councillors approve the plans, they will be referred to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who could approve the scheme, reject it or call for it to be amended.

The meeting of the planning committee will be broadcast online from 7pm on Tuesday, April 6. More details are available here.