A group of travellers who moved onto developers yard in Brentford last week are thought to have taken over another, this time in neighbouring Chiswick.
Dozens of caravans and vehicles were spotted at Wheatstone House, the former BT telephone exchange site, on Chiswick High Road over the weekend.
Unconfirmed reports suggest it is the same group who pitched up at the Ballymore development site off Brentford High Street on February 29 .
The group initially pinned a legal notice stating they were there to stay for the long haul, before eventually moving on the next night, hours before Hounslow council’s enforcement team was due to serve a 24-hour notice to leave the premises.
Sergeant Dave Turtle of Turnham Green ward confirmed the travellers were at the site near Chiswick roundabout on Saturday (March 5).
Sgt Turtle told getwestlondon : "They arrived on Saturday morning. We are monitoring the number of vehicles there and planning to serve a notice to remove them."
The 0.8 acre site was sold to housing developers L&Q , at the start of the year, to pave the way for the development of retail spaces and 95 one, two and three bedroom homes.
Telereal Trillium won an appeal for the demolition of Wheatstone House at 650 Chiswick High Road to be replaced by mixed-use development in March last year.
A spokesman for L&Q Housing said: “We can confirm a party of travellers have occupied the car park at Wheatstone House.
“Currently we are undertaking legal proceedings to secure the site.”
Councillor Steve Curran, leader of Hounslow council added: “Hounslow council’s enforcement team along with the police are discussing this matter with the land owner to ensure the necessary steps are taken so that the matter is resolved.”