AN OLD car park in South Norwood could be turned into new flats by Croydon Council.
The council has completed the purchase of the site in 24 Station Road next to the Co-op supermarket and near Norwood Junction and is due to submit a planning application for the site in the next few months.
Hoardings have already gone up around the site to prevent fly-tipping.
Although many of the details of the scheme are yet to be finalised, including the number of homes, the application will include plans to build flats as part of the council's New Build programme.
The plans will also include a commercial space on the ground floor.
Councillor Alison Butler, cabinet member for homes and regeneration, said: "Croydon like many other London boroughs is experiencing a severe shortage of housing.
"Subject to planning permission, this site will enable us to provide much needed council housing for families in need.
"Building new homes is a key part of our plans to regenerate Croydon, with some 9,500 forecast for the next five years."