Three blocks of flats will be built at the site of a disused care home in Haringey.

A new development in West Green Road, West Green, will provide 88 homes, including 46 available at affordable social rent levels.

Councillors unanimously gave the go-ahead to the scheme at a meeting of the planning sub-committee on July 8.

Most of the flats will be one and two-bedroom, but there will also be 20 ‘family-sized’ three and four-bed units.

Developer Magic Homes agreed to up the affordable housing level on the scheme following talks with Haringey Council.

It will help to bring the council closer to its target of providing 1,000 homes at social rents by 2022.

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The project will involve knocking down the former Red House Care Home, which closed in 2013, as well as the Derby Hall Church and nursery.

The former Duke of Cambridge pub, which is now the Golden Sands bar and restaurant, will be converted to allow the church and nursery to move into the building.

The council received 55 objections to the development, warning of increased congestion, pollution and a loss of open space.

Some claimed the flats – which will be up to six-storeys high – would be too tall for their surroundings.

But planning officers said the buildings would be of a “high-quality contemporary design” and improve the look of the area.

There will be 19 car parking spaces, as well as cycle parking, and the flats will be built in an area with a large number of public transport links.