Plans to redevelop a 1930s cinema to provide new housing and office space will be discussed by councillors next week.

Brent Council’s planning committee will review proposals for the vacant Grade II listed building in Burnt Oak Broadway on Wednesday (March 10).

There are ambitions to convert the site, which opened as a cinema in 1938 before operating as a bingo hall, into 125 studio flats alongside other living and working facilities.

If approved, this would result in a building up to eight storeys following demolition of the existing roof, which would be replaced by a three-storey extension.

The proposed flats range in size between 17 sqm and 29sq m while none of them have been deemed affordable by council officers.

Following a consultation, two letters of objection were submitted citing concerns around the potential impact on privacy brought on by a taller building and the negative effect the new development could have on traffic and parking in the area.

However, four letters of support were also put forward stating the positive impact this scheme could have.

They explained it would encourage “much-needed” regeneration in Burnt Oak, would bring a historic building back into use and would create “affordable living” for single people.

Brent Council officers have recommended the planning committee approve the scheme.

The meeting, which starts at 4pm, can be viewed on the council’s website.