People in Hanworth are outraged after proposals for a sports centre to be built on fields grazed by horses were recommended for approval.

Allotment holders and members of the Tudor Road Residents Association, supported by MP for Feltham and Heston Seema Malhotra, are against the Nallhead Road development which they say will be built over green belt land, cause noise and traffic pollution as well as draw in anti-social behaviour.

The community has demanded Hounslow council conduct a proper consultation with everyone who will be affected in the area after less than two dozen households were originally consulted, residents claimed.

Ms Malhotra who went down to the site last month after a wave of complaints, said: "I agree that it is very important to have new facilities such as these being proposed by The Clubhouse development but I am very surprised at the location they have chosen.

"Residents contacted me with deep concerns over the extent of the consultation, suggesting as few as six houses were sent letters - which is obviously worrying if it is true.

"I share their concerns about noise and the lack of adequate sound barriers, the fact it will be floodlit at night and also whether there will be any benefit to local people because it sounds like only members will be able to use it.

"I put all these concerns into a letter which I sent to Hounslow Council's planning department for the June 26 meeting and I hope they took them into consideration.

"I will be keeping an eye on this very closely."

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Powerleague are the developers for the clubhouse and site plans include three five-a-side football pitches, three seven-a-side football pitches, a cricket net and basketball/netball court.

It will also feature a pavilion with changing rooms, a bar, function room and an office, as well as fencing, landscaping, floodlighting and 85 parking spaces.

It will be open seven days a week until 11.30pm daily and close earlier on Saturdays.

John Wimsett who lives in Hanworth and is part of a group who have started a campaign against the plans, said: "It is the last real field in Hanworth.

"Residents in the area want very much to keep it shut off from traffic.

"It's a country in a back garden.

"There are football pitches nearby anyway within a three mile radius.

"We will loose the only natural beauty site we have got."

The application which is to be granted approval by the planning committee states 21 neighbouring properties were consulted by letter and in a second round of consultations 66 statements and 150 people had signed petitions against the development.

Mr Wimsett told the Chronicle in fact around 600 households would be affected and so far a total of 216 people have written to the council objecting the proposed development on Nallhead Road.

The conclusion then reads: "It is considered that the proposal would be an acceptable sporting facility with minimal well sited supporting facilities which is acceptable in the Green

Belt.

"Furthermore the proposal would bring a good community package for local residents."

On Monday read what the residents have to say about the development?