FOUR semi-detached homes could be demolished to make way for 22 replacement properties in a Harrow cul-de-sac.
The plans come months after Harrow Council passed a motion condemning the practice of 'garden grabbing' - whereby residential land and back gardens are swallowed up by new high density housing.
The council asked for a change in the law in October to elevate the importance of green spaces in planning deliberations.
Developer W E Black has applied to pull down 27 to 30 Pinner Park Gardens - properties the firm says have 'unusu-ally large gardens' - and build in their place 10 three-bedroom houses and a three-storey block of 12 two-bedroom flats.
Each house would have two parking spaces and the apartments would share 16 spaces between them.
The applicants say: "It is considered to be a sustainable location capable of supporting a higher density of development in accordance with central government aims.
"The development is likely to support rather than put any undue demand on public transport and is unlikely to have any material impact on congestion, cause safety problems or have any demonstrable harm to the local environment."
Half of the properties would be designated 'affordable'.
W E Black, of Chesham, Buckinghamshire, already has permission - won on appeal in September 2009 - to knock down 33 and 34 Pinner Park Gardens and build six semi-detached houses on the land.