A Southall councillor has criticised plans for a £30m eco-friendly power station in the area.
Manjit Singh, ward councillor for Southall Broadway, said he thought the proposal, due to be submitted to Ealing Council last week, was not suitable as it was too close to people's homes.
The new scheme, proposed for The Straight, near the old gasworks, aims to provide electricity for around 50,000 homes and heat for district heating schemes.
Mr Singh said: "I do not think this is a good idea. There are a lot of people living nearby and this means noise and disruption for them.
"A proposal like this is not compatible with a residential area."
The development, if approved, would help the borough reduce carbon emissions and achieve renewable energy targets.
A spokesman for developer Blue-NG said it would pay for the development and there will be no money from the taxpayer involved.
"The timescale is subject to planning permission, but we aim to be generating green electricity in 2011.
"Appropriate measures will be taken to minimise the impact on the local community. Fuel deliveries will be limited and traffic routes and delivery times will be agreed with the local authority.
"All equipment will be housed in soundproofed buildings and the very latest technology will be used to reduce emissions."
"We hope to have submitted our application by mid-October, certainly within the next few weeks."
He said Southall was chosen as it has a Pressure Reduction Site (PRS) which is an essential part of the technology involved. A PRS is where the gas pressure is reduced before it is delivered to nearby homes and businesses.
He added current gas and electricity supplies would not be affected by construction work.
Blue-NG has been distributing flyers to people's homes informing them of the scheme and is inviting residents to share their views on the proposal.
In a separate development, National Grid Properties has re-submitted a proposal for more than 3,000 homes at the Gasworks site.