NEIGHBOURS whose lives have been 'incessantly blighted' by noise and air pollution from an industrial estate in Acton are calling for a stop to any further expansion.
People living in the surrounding areas of Horn Lane claim it is the second most polluted stretch of road in London and a major factor are the trucks and industrial activities taking place at site number 307.
They say the industrial estate is overdeveloped, should never have been allowed planning permission within the highly residential area, emits hazardous pollutants and now there is mass objection to an application to expand a waste transfer station.
And following last week's accident at the site in which a Gowing and Pursey worker was seriously injured, the campaigners' opposition to further developments has been strengthened.
Rosco White, of Lowfield Road, said: "There are hundreds of trucks coming in and out of the area every day and from very early in the morning."In the bigger picture, the whole industrial estate shouldn't be there as it's in the middle of a residential area.
"We're objecting to the 360sq metre shed as it's far too much industrialisation and will bring even more pollution to the area with more trucks.
"It's incredible that not only have these polluting businesses been allowed to remain in a densely populated area for so long but also allowed to expand. If this does get planning approval, it will make a bad situation worse."
Angie Bray, prospective parliamentary candidate for Ealing Central and Acton, said: "For a long time, Horn Lane has been designated a highly polluted area and there are three to four industrial activities still there.
"In the past, Acton did have industrial areas but it's much more residential now and it's time to look at re-zoning the whole area.
"Clearly with Crossrail coming to Acton, there will be more demand for housing and offices and it's time to move away from industrial use to
mixed use which would make a huge difference to pollution levels."
An Ealing council spokeswoman said: "The planning committee judges each application on its own planning merits, and it's not appropriate to comment on applications before they're decided.
"Issues such as air quality and the size of development are always taken
into account. Any comments we receive will be taken into consideration at the meeting when the application is heard.
"In the longer term, as part of the local development review, we will look at the different types of land use across the borough.
"Local views are important and we welcome residents' input."