Plans to build three blocks of flats at the site of a disused care home could bring the council closer to its affordable homes target.

The proposed scheme on West Green Road would provide 88 homes – including 46 for social rent – if councillors decide to give it the go-ahead.

Haringey Council aims to provide 1,000 new homes for social rent by 2022, and the number of affordable homes on the scheme has been increased following talks between the developer and the council’s housing team.

The plans have been recommended for approval and will be discussed at the planning sub-committee on Monday (July 8).

A council report says the flats would be a “high-quality contemporary design” and “improve the visual quality of the local built environment”.

But 55 people living nearby have objected to the scheme, which would involve knocking down the former Red House Care Home and the Derby Hall Church.

They have warned of increased congestion, pollution and a loss of open space, with some claiming the flats – which would be up to six-storeys high – would be too tall for the area.

The developer plans to convert a nearby pub so the church can continue to use the site.

The planning sub-committee will meet at Haringey Civic Centre to consider the plans at 7pm on Monday, July 8.