A decision on whether to allow flats to be built on Tube station car parks has been pushed back to the new year.

Councillors had been due to consider proposals for 162 homes at Grade II-listed Arnos Grove Underground station at a meeting of the planning committee on Tuesday.

But a note posted on the agenda in the run-up to the meeting revealed the application by Connected Living London – a partnership between Transport for London and Grainger – had been dropped.

The note read: “In light of the additional representations that have been received and circulated over the past few days, it has been decided to defer consideration of the planning application for Arnos Grove from tonight’s meeting of the planning committee.

“We apologise for the short notice, but it is felt that this will enable officers to review the report to ensure it provides members with all the necessary information to consider the proposal on its merits and make a decision on this scheme.”

Planning officers had recommended the scheme for approval in their report to the committee, stating that it “aligns with relevant local, regional and national policies”.

The scheme would involve building blocks ranging from one to seven storeys high on the car parks, with 40 per cent of the build-to-rent homes classed as affordable by habitable room.

It would lead to the loss of 292 parking spaces, with only 21 retained for blue badge holders and station staff.

The development is one of several similar schemes planned for Underground station car parks across north London, including Cockfosters, High Barnet and Finchley Central.

During the planning committee meeting on Tuesday, councillors agreed to consider the Arnos Grove development on January 5.