Plans for a 21-storey block of flats will be discussed at a planning meeting tomorrow evening.

The block is set to include 350 flats, half of which will be affordable, on the current site of the Blackhorse Road car park in Forest Road, Walthamstow.

The scheme will also include space for shops and businesses, a community cycle hub and 20 disabled bays, although the building is designed to be mainly car-free.

A total of 165 homes will be affordable, 40 per cent of which will be affordable rent and 60 per cent shared ownership.

As part of the plans, the council would insist the building phase of the project would incorporate 14 apprentice roles and 18 work placements being offered first to people living in the borough.

The council has ensured there will be a financial penalty for the developers if any of these roles are unfulfilled – £3,234 per placement and £15,912 per apprentice, made payable to the authority.

Developers will also have to contribute more than £1 million to Waltham Forest Council as part of the proposed plans.

A total of £350,000 will go towards the road and cycling infrastructure of Forest Road, £150,000 to ensure access to Walthamstow Wetlands, £20,000 towards refurbishing playground equipment nearby, £51,000 towards the borough’s air quality action plan and £471,060 towards the authority’s carbon offset fund, if the application is approved tomorrow.

The development has been described by the council has having “significant scale” and the site has been chosen in particular for its potential for a “high quality, high density development”.

The site will house 12 studio apartments, 129 one-bedroom flats, 157 two-bedroom flats and 52 three-bedroom flats.

A total of 56 one-bedroom flats, 82 two-bedroom flats and 27 three-bedroom flats will be designated affordable.

The overall design of the “multi-element” building will include parts of the building stretching to just five storeys in height, whilst others will extend to up to 21 floors up.

The outside of the building will be a mixture of light and medium-coloured brickwork “to relate to the industrial character of the area”.

A final decision on the plans will be made tomorrow evening from 7pm at Waltham Forest Town Hall.