RESIDENTS are celebrating today (Friday) after successfully sinking a bid to have a titanic block of flats built on their doorsteps in Uxbridge.
The planned development was at 16 North Common Road, and over 25 angry residents were at last night's planning meeting at the Civic Centre, Uxbridge to support the fight against the proposal.
Planning permission was refused by council planners on the grounds it would adversely affect the special character of the neighbourhood and was too dense a property to meet the recommended living requirements.
Margaret Hamilton, who lives next door to the planned proposal, said: "This is a wonderful result, I hope the refusal is robust enough to withstand any appeal.
"The development is out of keeping with this area, we do not want or need a titanic moored next to us."
Five petitions which amassed over 120 signatures were read out against the development at the meeting, to raucous applause.
A unanimous refusal was granted by the council committee.
Councillor John Oswell (Lab Pinkwell), said: "This development clearly doesn't meet our guidelines."