PLANS to build a four-storey hotel have caused uproar among those who might have to live next door.

An application by a Mr I. Singh to build a 60-bedroom hotel on the site of Murco service station in Mid-croft, Ruislip, is being considered by Hillingdon Council.

The development would be twice as high as surrounding houses and the application proposes only three parking spaces - to discourage guests from driving to the hotel.

Sandra Cockrell of Midcroft, said: "You don't have a hotel without a car park because people don't go to hotels without cars. Why don't they just build a couple of houses there, or small flats wouldn't be so bad?

"Everybody as far as I know is up in arms about it.

"It will make a lot of people unhappy."

A 150-signature petition against the development was organised by the residents and handed to the council, as well as a number of letters of objection.

One of the instigators of the petition, who preferred not to be named, said: "We wanted to raise a petition to register the extent of feeling in the community.

"It's not appropriate for this area because of the sheer size of it. It's a monstrous development."

West Ruislip councillor, Philip Corthorne, said: "This is completely unacceptable, resulting in existing parking and congestion problems being exacerbated. It is over development on a grand scale.

"There are also child protection considerations, given the close proximity of Churchfield Gardens.

"The whole thing is completey preposterous and we will fight tooth and nail to see it doesn't happen."

The proposed date for a decision to be made by the council's North Planning Committee is August 28.

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