Brent is set to benefit from more than 250 new homes as part of the continuing regeneration near Wembley Stadium.

The council’s planning committee approved a development of up to 21 storeys at the site of the Olympic Office Centre, in Fulton Way.

It will provide 253 new homes – 30 per cent of which will be affordable – as the council seeks to tackle the housing crisis in the borough.

Of the 77 affordable homes, 43 will be available under shared ownership and 34 will offer affordable rent.

Cllr Shama Tatler, responsible for planning and regeneration at Brent Council, said: “We are committed to providing a range of homes that people in the borough need and I welcome that this development will bring more quality affordable homes for Brent residents.

“As well as delivering crucial new homes and retail jobs, this is a great development which contributes to our goal of making Brent a place where people want to live and work.”

The project was well-supported by the planning committee after they quizzed officers over any potential issues at the site.

Victoria McDonagh, a planning officer at Brent Council, explained that there were some concerns over light and privacy in neighbouring buildings.

She added that the designs were slightly “below standard” in terms of play space and amenities and that the building would “marginally infringe” on views of the Wembley Arch.

But, she noted, these shortfalls “did not outweigh the benefits” of the scheme and it is essential to make compromises when it comes to developments in dense and urban areas.

This final point was relayed by Cllr James Denselow, chairman of the planning committee.

He said: “We always need to think about balance when it comes to these schemes.

“It’s about weighing up what the borough needs and how we can best go about providing this.”