News that the Pinn Medical Centre could be knocked down to make way for flats and a business block has upset neighbours who fear the site will become an eyesore.
After Harrow Council approved applications by the medical centre last year to move from its current Eastcote Road home to land by the Pinner United Free Church, in Paines Lane, behind the scenes plans have been ongoing for the site.
It was sold by the centre to Evans Easyspace, who already own a large business centre in Marsh Road, more than six months ago, and the company has just asked for permission for the new scheme.
This would include nine flats and a three- to four-storey building for business use - a proposal which has angered Eastcote Road resident Robert Moon.
The 75-year-old said: "We think the application is a very bad thing.
"It's quite a lovely building there now and there seems to be no reason to put this monstrosity in its place.
"I can understand why the medical centre is moving, because it just isn't big enough, but the site seems perfect for a small firm.
"Instead we could see yet more trees cut down, a horrible building there and more cars on the road because there just isn't space for parking.
"We will certainly be objecting the plans."
Although the plans are far from agreed, medical centre partner Dr Jonathan Rudolph has assured patients that they bear no reflection on the opening of the new site.
He said: "When we sold the site the only thing we asked was that they didn't use it to build another GP surgery, for obvious reasons.
"Apart from that there was never any discussions about what they would use the site for, and the sale is not dependent on them receiving planning permission.
"The entire thing is not totally complete because we have not ourselves moved out, but we will be gone, at the very latest, by the end of March."
Dr Rudolph also stated that while the completion of the new site had been earmarked for December this was likely to be moved back.
* The planning application is set to be heard by the council's planning department on December 18.