Plans for a five-storey building with 43 flats at the site of an empty warehouse in Walthamstow have been recommended for approval.

Applicant Adam Preece wants to build the development at the site of a former industrial estate complex in Sutherland Road, near Blackhorse Lane.

Council officers said in a report that the development was in line with the authority's housing policy and strategy for the Blackhorse area of Walthamstow.

The proposed development includes 21 three-bedroom properties, four four-bed flats, 14 two-bed apartments and four one-bed homes.

The plans also include 20 parking spaces.

A total of 13 of the flats will be "affordable" but there is no provision for social housing.

A council report states that 283 nearby properties were consulted. The authority received two objections, highlighting concerns about the impact on parking and anti-social behaviour in the area.

The report adds that the development will result in the loss of "significant" trees in the area, but suggests the developers pay £24,495 in section 106 grant money to the council to pay for replacements.

A further £1,200 per flat and £5,000 towards air quality monitoring is also recommended as part of the section 106 agreement.

Councillors on the planning committee are due to vote on the plans on Tuesday March 5.