Ealing Council's planning committee were set to take a vote as to the fate of a site at the junction of Horn lane and Western Avenue being turned into a six-storey 100-bedroom hotel and two residential blocks of three, four and six-storey flats at a meeting on Wednesday (April 8).
The decision was deferred by committee members who requested additional information in connection to the potential impacts of the proposal in the locality. The additional information includes more details about the housing mix, environmental impacts and highways matters.
The hotel was due to be discussed at a planning meeting on March 18 but was postponed so "more information could be gathered".
Jonathan Notley, an independent parliamentary candidate for Ealing & Acton and campaigner against over-developments, said: "Thanks to the pressure we have been putting on this issue we packed the public gallery.
"The evening started off quite well and we could see councillors taking on board some of the points.
"The planning officer had tried to re-design our area as urban, it's suburban.
"The debate started to meander on the trivial until one of the councillors suggested the decision should be deferred then virtually all the councillors unanimously voted to defer. We had had an hour and a half of debate.
"I'm going to be demanding this comes back to planning committee in three weeks time before the election."
He said this would have been the chance to show residents that the planning process is democratic.
The next date to present the application is yet unknown.