An unprecedented meeting about the controversial Goldhawk Road Industrial Estate housing site in Shepherd's Bush will be held for residents to grill developers.

Developer Londonewcastle has applied to build 11 commercial units and 56 houses and flats on the Goldhawk Road Industrial Estate.

The first ever planning forum offered by Hammersmith and Fulham Council will be held in late February to give the site's neighbours the chance to speak to the developers face-to-face.

The council has also agreed to postpone consideration of the application from February 11, until March 25 - after the forum is held.

The Brackenbury Residents' Association claims the area is being overdeveloped and will cause parking, traffic, privacy and noise problems.

The residents have started a Facebook group to exchange messages about the plans, called Goldhawk Industrial Estate Redevelopment Ha!

Secretary Rosemary Petit has urged residents wishing to object to the development to write to chairman of the Planning Application Committee, Cllr Alex Chalk.

The developer's website, www.goldhawk, states that the new space will be used for offices like information technology companies and creative or small businesses.

"This focus on commercial, rather than industrial use, will alleviate some of the site's traffic flow and make it a suitable and pleasant site for residential living," it adds.