A PAIR of detached houses could be demolished and 14 apartments built in their place.

Plans submitted to Epping Forest District Council ask permission to knock down two residential buildings on Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey.

In their place would be one large block containing 14 flats, with 12 parking spaces and two disabled bays outside.

The application reads: “The immediate area suffers from a lack of quality open market self-contained apartments providing modern accommodation.

“The apartments have been designed reflecting the positive elements and form of the adjacent housing along the southern edge of Honey Lane.

“It is proposed to use a red brick, which is seen within adjacent properties with dark framed Upvc windows punched within the facades.

“To the rear a number of private balconies and terraces provide additional amenity areas as well as increasing the security of the rear car park through active overlooking.”

Search EPF/0530/18 on the council’s planning portal to view the proposals.