Blocks of flats up to 17 storeys high could be built near a busy Enfield tube station.

A development planned for Southgate Office Village on Chase Road would provide 200 homes, as well as offices and a café.

The scheme would involve knocking down the four-storey buildings now occupying the site to build three blocks of flats between eight and 17 storeys tall.

Under the current plans, a quarter of the homes on the development would be classed as affordable – compared to the council’s target of 40 per cent.

The site is close to bus and rail links, and the developer plans to provide 44 parking spaces and 360 cycle spaces.

Southgate Office Village also lies within a conservation area that includes the grade II-listed Southgate Underground station.

The plans have yet to be considered by the council’s planning committee.

The Mayor of London’s New London Plan states that nearly 1,900 homes need to be built in Enfield every year during the next decade.

Hundreds of homes could be built near Cockfosters and Arnos Gove tube stations under separate plans recently announced by Transport for London.

A planning statement on behalf of developer Viewpoint Estates says: “The (Southgate Office Village) site will provide much-needed new housing and retain commercial floorspace on site.

“The delivery of much-needed new homes and retention of jobs will provide important benefits to the area.”