Plans for a new housing block up to 18 storeys high moved a step closer to realisation after they were approved by the council.

Brent Council’s planning committee approved the 110-flat scheme in Park Parade Mansions, Edgware Road, Colindale.

It will need to be approved by the Greater London Authority (GLA) and is subject to a potential review at a later stage.

The decision came despite concerns around the level of affordable housing at the site, with just eight units offered up for shared ownership.

There were also questions around parking after proposals for a basement car park were removed following conversations between the applicant and council officers.

It means the scheme would essentially be car free – aside from 11 disabled bays – and new residents would be unable to apply for parking permits if a controlled parking zone was implemented in the area.

Officers explained this is part of a wider shift to encourage sustainable travel and improve the borough’s environment.

Jan Donovan, representing the applicant, said the final proposals were brought to the planning committee after various tweaks over the past couple of years.

She noted that the surrounding area would be “improved” thanks to wider pavements and tree planting, while the traffic flow would not be negatively affected.

Cllr James Denselow, chairman of Brent Council’s planning committee, said: “Viability that is so off our targets sits very uncomfortably with me.

“Yet, at the same time, I fully realise the amount of work that has gone in trying to find a solution to that.”

He added it is positive to see at least some affordable housing offered as part of the scheme and noted the need for further assessment by the GLA.