Homeowners claim they are being treated like 'common criminals' for building illegal extensions as the number of fines continues to rise.
Councillor Barbara Reid (pictured) was this week forced to defend Hounslow's record for prosecuting planning breaches after residents complained they were being stung for minor adjustments to their homes like adding porches.
The number of people successfully prosecuted for breaking planning rules rocketed from one in 2004/5 to 26 last year, totalling £284,000.
Culprits include a landlord who was fined £150,000 for turning a bungalow into 10 cramped bedsits.
But Roshan Punn, who organised an emergency summit on Saturday after being ordered to pull down his front porch, said: "We seem to be given the same treatment as common criminals and drug dealers, rather than decent human beings."
Cllr Reid, executive member for planning, said: "This administration came to power with a commitment of tackling unauthorised structures and being tougher on enforcement.
"We are fulfilling this commitment and have had extremely positive feedback from local residents throughout the borough who are pleased to see tough action being taken against those who abuse planning rules."