CONTROVERSIAL plans for a concrete plant have been withdrawn.
Proposals for the ready-mix concrete plant at Yiewsley Sidings, off Tavistock Road, Yiewsley, were set to go before Hillingdon Council's Central and South planning committee last Wednesday.
Unpopular with residents, the plans have been put on hold by the applicant, Lafarge Aggregates, so more information can be supplied.
Fairway Avenue resident, Ivan Zsoter, 76, raised a 100-plus signature petition against the plant.
At the time he said: "It will be an absolute blight on the general welfare and way of living of the local residents. Already we're being affected by the work they do up there."
The council received 95 letters and two petitions, one with 103 signatures and the other with 122, raising concerns about the levels of noise, dust and traffic that could be generated by the plant.
Council officers recommended the committee refuse permission because Lafarge failed to provide enough evidence that nearby waters would not be polluted.
The officers also stated there was insufficient evidence to show noise levels would be acceptable to residents.
Keith Wxmby, senior ready-mix planning and estates manager for Lafarge, said the company was developing an improved dust suppression system and would be resubmitting the application once outstanding matters had been addressed.
He said: "We will take the opportunity of this additional period before the application goes to committee to hold a public exhibition about our proposals.
"The current application addresses amenity concerns raised by local residents, and the proposed new facility will be contained within a building some 12 metres high."
Mr Zsoter added: "I suppose we won the first round but it's not the end by any means."