ANGRY residents are objecting to proposals for a 50 room hotel because of fears over road safety and traffic congestion.
The Golden Cross, in Botwell Lane, Hayes, made the application for a three storey building and an underground car park with 26 spaces but residents say the development will look out of place and has inadequate parking.
Objections were made by neighbours last year, when the pub applied for a part conversion of its premises to a 33 room hotel and the application was refused by the council but was later granted by an independent planning inspector.
If the present application is successful the existing pub will be demolished and replaced with the even larger hotel.
Sharon Kilbane a resident in Botwell Lane, said: "Traffic is horrendous in this area, we have lorries, vans, cars and buses up and down our roads day and night.
"The road is unsafe and this will just make matters worse. Why do we need another hotel in Hayes anyway?"
She added that the hotel is also only providing 26 parking spaces which will aggravate traffic problems further.
Her father, John Kilbane, added: "We don't want a three storey building here, we would much rather see houses.
"They will have an underground car park and the traffic will be chaos."
Maureen Dunn, 65, another resident in the same road, said: "It's just not feasible here.
"We don't need another hotel here we already have one at the station.
"This road is dreadful especially when the schools are open and on Fridays it's one of the main roads people use to get in and out of Hayes, it just can't take any more traffic."
Sandy Sandhu, a director at The Golden Cross, said: "We have already got permission for 33 bedrooms and we have supplied the council with the surveys and research which shows that this is a good location for the hotel.
"We are doing this to improve the site as the pub does need refurbishment so instead we want to put a better building in its place."