Plans for what would be the tallest residential tower in western Europe have been submitted to Tower Hamlets Council.

Developer Greenland Group has submitted plans for a 67-storey tower that would provide 869 new homes on West India Quay.

The Hertsmere House proposal features landscaping improvements as well as new community spaces and a play area for children.

If approved, the building will be western Europe’s tallest residential building at 241m.

Homes on the site will be a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, some of which will be affordable.

The site has had permission for a tall building for more than a decade but Greenland has worked with HOK architects to deliver a scheme that provides homes and a range of community benefits.

They were submitted following two rounds of public consultation during which local residents voiced support for the proposed improvements to the public realm and the inclusion of new local amenities, including shops at ground floor level.

Greenland senior planning manager Setareh Neshati, said: “Greenland is excited to have submitted plans for this residential-led scheme, which will deliver 869 new private and affordable homes.

“A graceful new tower will complement the Canary Wharf skyline including enhancements to the public realm, an amenity pavilion, roof terraces, public open spaces, children’s play areas and shops for local people.

“Greenland has extensive experience delivering high quality developments around the world, operating across four continents.

“If permitted, this will be one of Greenland’s most significant developments in Europe and will further strengthen our presence in London.”

The site currently has a planning permission granted by the Mayor of London in 2009 to demolish the existing Hertsmere House and construct a 242m office building. The site was acquired by Greenland in 2014.