Jan 7 2010 By Dan Coombs
CONTROVERSIAL plans for a supermarket to be built on an old pub site in Hillingdon have been resubmitted.
In August, plans were put forward to build a superstore in place of the former Oak Tree Pub, in Ryefield Avenue, Hillingdon, which currently lies derelict.
A campaign was launched against the plans by shopkeepers worried about the effect it would have on their trade, and residents in the community, who felt the site could be put to a better use, with parking also a concern..
In September the plans were thrown out on a technicality by councillors, who agreed at a planning meeting that the drawings did not match up with the requirements.
However, a new plan has now been submitted, for the supermarket, and like before, for flats above it.
Residents have already told of plans to fight the new planning application, and are believed to be gathering signatures to a petition.
Constance Evans, 88, chair of the Oak Farm Residents Association, said: "We could have something better there, the pub site would be ideal as a leisure facility, for the elderly during the day and for youngsters in the evenings.
"A supermarket would adversely affect our local shops, once they go, they won't come back, we have fantastic shops round here including a butchers and an excellent hardware store."
The application can be viewed here
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