A campaign to stop a multi-million-pound housing development being built in Pinner has taken a knock after developers re-applied to build on the same piece of land.
Save Pinner Gardens action group has been leading the protest for more than a year against large detached homes, worth £1million each, being built in a conservation area behind Eastglade.
Property developer Village Homes has already put forward designs for a four-house development and a three-house development, but both were refused by Harrow Council and will be scrutinised during a public inquiry later this year.
The new application, submitted to the council on Monday last week, is for two detached houses with basements, double garages and an access road.
Furious Edwin Lucas, 55, who lives two doors away from the proposed site, has been leading the fight and believes land in Pinner should be saved from development.
He said: "The two-house scheme does not address the issues of traffic, road safety, tree preservation or size of the buildings and is completely out of character with the adjacent conservation site.
"We will be opposing this application just like the other two, as it is unsatisfactory to those living in Eastglade. Residents in other streets have also joined the campaign because they are against the development."
A report drawn up by council officers described the original plans as "overbearing, obtrusive and incongruous". It also said they would be out of character with the area and the access road would be dangerous.
More than 500 letters have been sent to the council complaining against the three applications, and some residents have made Save Pinner Gardens banners and placards.
However, Iain Taylor, spokesman for Village Homes, said: "The revised scheme, as with the earlier ones, has been assessed against applicable standards regarding highway safety, tree protection and ecological grounds and been declared acceptable.
"The houses themselves would be of an exceptional design, create a net increase of only one dwelling and result in a density identical to that of the adjacent conservation area.
"Given the varied nature and vintage of surrounding housing styles, Village Homes believes the current proposal represents an acceptable addition to the area."