RESIDENTS have lashed out at Hounslow Council for rejecting appeals for permit parking in their street.
Homeowners were outraged when councillors voted against extending the Brentford Station controlled parking zone (CPZ) to include their homes in Hamilton Road, despite support from council officers.
Jeremy Probert, 40, said: "It's got considerably worse over the past year, probably because of more businesses on the A4 and a number of CPZ extensions north of the A4. People are queuing at the end of the road in the mornings waiting for spaces to come up then high tailing it. We have kids walking to school in the morning so it's really dangerous. It's becoming a dreadful nightmare."
At a meeting of the Brentford area planning committee on June 17, councillors decided against the permit scheme 'at this stage', because of the possible effect on surrounding roads.
However, in a report, the council's leader of developments and parking, said no such outcome was anticipated.
Dad-of-three Mr Probert added: "Travellers to Heathrow leave their cars for extended periods of time and we are effectively an overspill car park for GSK and other A4 businesses. This is now set to worsen and continue."
Councillor Matt Harmer, who lives in a nearby road, and was therefore unable to vote on the matter, said afterwards: "I feel on balance that my preference would be to have no CPZ rather than bringing it into one road.
"I know this decision is not popular and I will be out with fellow councillors Ruth Cadbury and Mel Collins knocking on some doors over the next few days to explain the reasons - mostly, that the decisions we take on one area have an effect on adjacent areas and we have to take those into consideration."