Some commercial units and a former nightclub could be demolished to make way for homes in Romford.

A planning application sent to Havering Council on June 5 seeks to redevelop a site at the rear of Chase End in Risebridge Chase into nine two-storey residential dwellings.

Three commercial buildings, a former Carringtons Nightclub and a two-storey house which stand at the location are proposed to be bulldozed if the plans are approved.

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The application claimed that these commercial units “are of relatively low quality” and while repairs were undertaken recently, the demand for them remains low.

The nightclub, it said, “is in a poor state of repair following storm damage”. It however added that the building is capable of restoration.

It also suggested that the site is within the reach of public transport and schools, and that “occupiers would not need to be dependent on private cars for transport”.

A constraint specified in the application, however, noted that the location of the proposed development is within the green belt “where there is presumption against development”.

A decision on the application is expected to be taken by August 10. Planning documents can be accessed on the council’s website using reference P0886.23.