Six flats, in a small block three storeys high, could be built if councillors follow planning officers recommendations next week.

An application to build the units on a triangular patch of land next to houses in Redcliffe Street is on the agenda for Swindon Borough Council's planning committee meeting next week, and officers have recommended that the scheme be approved, with conditions.

The application was referred to the committee by local ward councillor Kevin Small who is concerned about the loss of parking for other residents in the street.

The application to the council says: "The proposed building comprises two blocks joined by a central link area which acts as communal access to the flats. The building would have red brick elevations with a mansard tiled roof. The window proportions would betraditional with stone cills and lintels. To add architectural detailing and respect the local character there would be chimney stacks on both end elevations."

It adds that the site, even with the flats built, could provide seven parking spaces- one per flat and one for a visitor.

But North Swindon Parish council shared Coun Small's concerns: "over issues with access, and over-development and the proposed property adding to the already existing problems of a lack of street parking."

There was one letter of objection from a resident in the street who wrote: " The current road access at the bottom of Redcliffe Street is extremely congested due to numerous cars parked either side of the road which causes traffic problems."

The planning committee meeting starts at 6pm on Tuesday 12 February at the civic offices in Euclid Street.