Plans for affordable housing aiming to get young professionals on the property ladder will go before Kingston Council in the New Year.

The new homes are planned for Cowleaze Road near Kingston station and will specifically be aimed at those earning an average of £39,000 a year.

Pocket, the company behind the scheme, plan to sell the flats at 20 per cent less than the asking price of the usual Kingston home.

Buy-to-let investors will be banned from purchasing the homes and the leases will ensure that the homes will remain affordable on resale.

The amount of homes that will be built on the land has not been confirmed but Stirling prize winning architects Haworth Tomkins have already designed a residential scheme.

Nick Cuff, Pocket’s land director, said: “Across London’s suburbs, young people are looking to make their first step onto the housing ladder and we anticipate our emerging scheme in Kingston will become a popular addition to the borough’s housing stock.”