Residents and businesses in Greenford have criticised proposed parking measures they claim will harm the area.
Those living in the area say they fail to understand the need for Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) in Greenford South, due to the low levels of parking outside their homes.
They fear relatives will be deterred from visiting, schools and shops will be harder to access and accused the council of using the proposal as a "cash cow" initiative.
A consultation launched by Ealing Council has asked residents to have their say on the potential introduction of CPZs in Greenford South by March 31.
The core area the zones would be introduced is sandwiched between Kings Avenue, Allenby Road, Ruislip Road (outer core) and Greenford Road.
Christina Falzon, who lives outside the core area but regularly visits Greenford South, said: "We don't have any issues, local train stations, a big shopping centre and we live in harmony with one another.
"People that come on our roads are our friends, our families and workers that support the community.
"We don't want this. We say no to the cash cow."
In the consultation document given to residents, the council denied it was a money-making scheme and said it is legally required to spend any money made on transport improvements.
Proposals follow a survey the council conducted which identified heavy parking, the local authority claimed.
Businesses in the area fear customers could be lost to supermarkets because they will no longer park in the areas proposed for CPZs.
Chana Chemist manager, Brijesh Bilakhia, said he may have to close the family-run business which has been open for 34 years.
He said: "What's stopping them (customers) going to Tesco or Sainsbury's where there is free parking?
"We have been here for 34 years and it concerns the business.
"People are parking down the road and parking here or getting tickets outside."
Residents are only able to voice their opinion online, which has led to fears elderly residents will miss out.
A council spokesman said: "Residents will be the ultimate decision makers and the proposals in this consultation require majority support to move forward. We encourage local people to respond and let us know their views.
"Greenford South is one of a number of areas in the borough identified as under significant pressure from increased demand for parking places.
"Residents have also raised concerns about parking pressures the area.
"CPZs are not designed to make a profit and any extra income is invested in parking and transport improvements in the borough.
"The consultation runs until March 31. Visit www.ealing.gov.uk/consultation to get involved."
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