A plan has been submitted to demolish a bungalow at 26 Brampton Road in Bexleyheath and build a block of ten flats on site.
Now, this plan in isolation is perhaps not the biggest news of the year, but it could become very symbolic.
Bungalows in suburbia are aspired to by many as a place to retire. Bexleyheath has traditionally been seen as the heart of suburbia. Is this the first of many such changes in the area?
Could many other family homes go with bigger blocks built in their place?
In many ways changes to those living in suburban London homes is already happening but in a hidden way. Existing family homes are being subdivided and split as people seek homes and a shortage of new builds causes overcrowding in existing properties.
The planning reference is 18/01926/FULM