Restoring Feltham Arenas for recreational use following the 'disaster' at the site which cost taxpayers £300,000 is among Hounslow Liberal Democrats' key aims, according to its manifesto.

The group said it had fought alongside residents to address the situation, in which huge amounts of soil and building rubble were dumped on the land, costing the council £300,000 to put right.

It said it felt the council should be pursuing the developer to make the site usable as a 'recreational facility' rather than just turfing it over to hide the 'mistakes' which have been made.

Writing in a 400-word abridged manifesto for the Hounslow Chronicle and, ahead of the local elections on May 22, the group also said it would continue to fight for people to be allowed to drop off passengers at Feltham station , where it said poor signage had cost motorists £600,000. 

It also criticised plans by the Labour administration to build 4,000 homes if re-elected 'without seemingly considering the implications' and said it opposed plans to expand Heathrow.

You can read the group's full manifesto summary below.

We seek to bring economic prosperity and a fairer society without abandoning the fight for the environment.

We have fought many campaigns with this theme here are a few examples.

We have fought alongside local residents to get the council to address the Feltham Arena disaster. 

Through gross incompetence the previous Conservative and current Labour administrations allowed a criminally convicted fly-tipper to bring 7,000 lorry loads of construction spoil to Feltham North under the guise of creating football pitches.

The result has been a facility ruined and misery for the local residents (would a disqualified director with a talent for making lots of money from fly tipping be your choice to 'develop' a public site?).

The Labour administration repeatedly dismissed a 400-strong residents petition hiding from action behind the multi-stage complaints procedure until being forced to hold an enquiry and spend £300,000 to 'turf-over' the site.

We may still invoke the local government ombudsman as we feel they should be pursuing the developer to make it usable as a recreational facility not turfing-over to hide their mistakes.

We have fought for people to be allowed to drop off passengers at Feltham station. Extracting over £600,000 from the local community from poor signage isn't fair as dropping off at a railway station is not a public nuisance. Our campaign included a visit from Vince Cable resulting in the council allowing out of hours dropoff.

We organised and chaired a public meeting on the future expansion of Heathrow Airport in Brentford. We invited the Lib-Dem transport minister Norman Baker to attend along with several airport group experts and a representative from Heathrow airport.

Lib-Dem policy is currently against further Heathrow expansion although we understand the critical importance of the airport to the economy and the massive advantages of a large airport hub to the UK.

We are concerned by the Labour manifesto proposal to build 4,000 new homes in Hounslow without seemingly considering the implications.

Hounslow with its high population density already has a transport system under strain yet more people will result in more transport misery as extra traffic contributes exponentially to traffic jams and pollution. We need joined up policy making not eye-catching headlines.

Elect a Lib-Dem councillor on May 22 and you will get a representative willing to constructively challenge not rubber stamp.