Developer Capital and Provident has abandoned a plan to build homes on a derelict stretch of waterfront in London’s Docklands.

The developer has suffered a series of setbacks in attempts to redevelop Peruvian Wharf, near the Royal Docks, which is one of a number of wharfs safeguarded against housing development to preserve port capacity.

The company, which owns the site, and aggregates company Brett have now submitted a joint planning application for an aggregate handling and concrete batching facility. A C&P spokesman said the company had yet to bring forward plans for the rear half of the site away from the river, on which a Docklands Light Railway station stands.

The application is due to be decided on next month by the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation, which has also commissioned a study into the future use of that stretch of the river