The former newspaper offices on Teddington High Street could be demolished and rebuilt as 22 new flats made available for an affordable shared ownership scheme.
The building which was built in the 1980’s was home to The Informer and is two storeys high, this would make way for a six storey building which is dubbed as having ‘a much calmer appearance’.
Richmond Housing Partnership had their initial application approved in October last year but they are suggesting minor changes to improve the building aesthetically.
The tweaks, according to local architects Wimshurst Pelleritir, ‘provide a much calmer appearance’.
With neighbour notification being launched last month, there has been four objections and one approval so far.
The flats are intended for households not earning any more than £45,000.
In shared ownership, the buyer typically uses a mortgage to fund one share and pay discounted rent on the remaining share to the housing provider, with the opportunity to purchase additional shares later.
One objection states how the new building will be an ‘eyesore’ and creat more noise, traffic and pollution.