A youth centre will be demolished and replaced by a new community centre alongside 170 affordable homes.

Brent Council’s planning committee unanimously approved plans for the new homes – three blocks up to seven stories high in London Road, Wembley.

Wembley Youth Centre will be knocked down as part of the development, but planning officers explained a new, improved centre will replace it.

In terms of housing, 25 will be for independent living with limited care, 53 will be used for temporary accommodation and the remaining 92 will be offered at “affordable rent”, which is no more than 80 per cent of the local market rent.

There were some concerns from residents about the loss of trees as part of the scheme. Of the 44 trees currently on site, 29 will be cut down.

However, officers pointed out these are “lower grade” trees with limited benefits, while 85 new trees will be planted at the site.

There will also be a “specific management plan” to tackle any risk of anti-social behaviour at the new development, while the applicant will pay £123,500 to Transport for London to help improve bus services in the area.