Almost 30 flats in a block up to four storeys could be built alongside a supermarket in a busy retail area.

Harrow Council’s planning committee will assess an application for 29 homes at the site of Tesco Express, in Kenton Lane, Harrow, just off Belmont Circle.

The scheme would be split into three parts, with commercial space on the ground floor next to Tesco topped by three floors housing 26 flats.

A smaller, two-storey building will be built behind these flats and for the remaining three flats.

Planning officers noted that there were no objections raised during the consultation period and there were no negative responses from neighbouring properties.

There are plans for 30 parking spaces at the site and, if approved, the applicant would have to adhere to a Section 106 agreement including a carbon offset payment of almost £44,000.

The planning report shows there are ongoing discussions around the level of affordable housing as part of the scheme.

In order to comply with Harrow Council’s planning policies, there would need to be at least ten affordable properties.

But a viability assessment put forward by the applicant – and independently verified – means the number could be lower.

The amount of affordable housing in the scheme will be announced through an addendum before the planning meeting on September 4.