CONTROVERSIAL plans to build homes in a wildlife haven have been resubmitted.
A two-storey, detached, four-bedroom 'eco house', with space for parking, has been proposed for Fray's Island , in Fray's River, on the Uxbridge-Cowley border.
Residents successfully fought off developers last year, compiling petitions and arguing that the land was full of wildlife, including roosting bats, and should be protected.
Uxbridge MP John Randall (Con), a wildlife enthusiast, backed the protesters.
The proposed house would be accessed by an existing bridge from the end of Frayslea, and the northern part of the island would remain untouched.
Residents in the area have already indicated that they plan to object to the new proposals. Their worry is that if this one house is approved on the land, it would set a precedent and lead to more. Last year's application was for two houses, and the applicant is the same, a Mr E Gavin.
Don MacNeil, 68, of Ferndale Crescent, said: "We will definitely be getting a petition up and running. There are foxes that live on that land and even eaglets that come down to the river.
"I'm surprised it took this long for an application to be resubmitted, to be honest.
"It is worrying because it does not make financial sense to the owners to buy the land and just build one house; more would surely follow."
The new proposal will be considered by Hillingdon Council in due course.