Eight purpose-built council flats could be built in Canterbury if an application for planning permission is granted next week.
The scheme is recommended for approval and will be discussed by Canterbury City Council’s planning committee on Tuesday, January 9.
The flats would replace a row of disused single-storey garages in Warwick Road and would be within a four-storey building with 10 car parking spaces.
Cllr Joe Howes, vice-chairman of the city council’s community committee, said: “This application shows our commitment to building our own stock to provide more genuinely affordable homes for people within the district.
“As a council we have always tried to increase the number of properties by purchasing suitable properties from the open market or by using our first refusal option on buying back right-to-buy houses.
“We also have many housing associations building within the district to increase the number of properties available to those on the housing needs register.”