Brentford has become the 'dumping ground' for new homes in Hounslow, a business leader has claimed, after plans to regenerate the Golden Mile were unveiled.
Hounslow Council wants to create 28,700 jobs and 1,580 new homes along the stretch of the A4 between Gillette Corner and Chiswick Park by encouraging developers to invest in the area.
But Brentford Chamber of Commerce president Suzie Betlem said she was horrified by the proposals.
She told getwestlondon it was madness to build new offices when many of the existing ones could not be filled.
She also said no 'bricks and mortar' should be laid until all the promised transport improvements, including new train links to Southall and Willesden Junction, are in place.
"These plans are monolithic and totalitarian in look and the impact on people already living and working here is going to be huge," she said.
"We need the transport connections in place before we start building any bricks and mortar because Brentford can't cope with all these new people and their cars.
"Supposedly swathes of new businesses are going to be building new offices here, despite there already being unfilled office blocks.
"They should be supporting existing businesses in the area and offering them three years rent free if they do have to move to new premises.
"The number of new apartments planned is more than we can take. It seems like we're the dumping ground for Hounslow's housing crisis."
Ms Betlem was also upset about plans to name one of the three proposed new districts along the Golden Mile Kew Gate, which she feared would erode Brentford's identity.
"It doesn't make any sense because Kew is in Surrey not Middlesex. It would make more sense to rebrand Kew station Brentford East," she said.
The council's vision for the Golden Mile met with a more enthusiastic response from Stephen Fry, the chief executive of Hounslow Chamber of Commerce.
"This is an opportunity waiting to happen. It's a fabulous thing when the resources we have in the local authority are working with the resources in the private sector.
"There's already a cluster of businesses here which are focused on being part of the west London economy and I believe others will come if you create the right environment."
Hounslow Council leader Steve Curran said he was putting pressure on TfL to improve transport links, including the long-awaited Piccadilly line upgrade, but the council couldn't just sit back and wait.
"We can't allow Hounslow to be held back while we wait for others to provide the infrastructure. If we wait for that we will never get anything built," he told getwestlondon.
"We're putting pressure on Transport for London and the Mayor of London to provide better transport links and on NHS England to provide the new GP surgeries we need.
"We need to create sustainable jobs. At the moment a lot of people drive into the borough and leave at the end of the day. We want people to live and work in the borough, and to spend their money here. That will lift everyone from the big businesses to the small shops in the high streets."