Teletubby-style huts could soon be popping up all over Hounslow, after Cranford Primary School became the latest to apply for the eye-catching soundproof domes.
The adobe shelters, designed to shelter pupils from the din of passing jets were first unveiled at Hounslow Heath Infant and Nursery School, in Martindale Road, Hounslow.
They proved such a hit that Heathrow last year invited 21 other schools under its flight paths to apply for a share of £1.8 million to build similar structures.
Cranford Primary School has now applied to Hounslow Council for permission to build three of the domes and a sunken amphitheatre in its grounds.
The school in Berkeley Avenue, Cranford, is just 400m from the airport's perimeter fence. Such is the impact of aircraft noise there, nearly 300 parents signed a petition earlier this year opposing plans to allow planes to take off over Cranford.
In its planning application, submitted last month, the school said: "We believe the site has an opportunity, consistent with government advice, to provide a high quality and innovative recreational, sporting and educational resource.
"In developing the site in a high quality manner we can introduce significant benefits to the pupils, not least in the provision of a versatile outdoor sanctuary from the relentless overhead aircraft noise."
Cranford Primary School is believed to be the second in the borough to apply to build the earthen domes, which use technology developed by NASA scientists to create lunar colonies.
A spokeswoman for Heathow said all those schools offered the chance to have adobe huts, at a cost of about £85,000 per school to the airport, were interested in taking up the offer.