A group living near a station car park that could be redeveloped to provide 280 new homes in towers up to 11 storeys high has urged its council to block the proposals.

The Snaresbrook Drive Group voiced its objections to plans but forward by Transport for London (TfL) and Catalyst housing association to build on Stanmore Station car park.

There are ambitions to provide around 280 new homes – all of which are deemed affordable – at the site, which will result in a loss of 146 parking spaces.

Snaresbrook Drive is around 500 yards from the car park and the group representing the road criticised the impact this development will have on the surrounding area.

It raised concerns about the “overbearing” nature of the buildings’ design and the strain additional residents will put on the surrounding roads and transport infrastructure.

Snaresbrook Drive Group also pointed out the impact the loss of parking spaces will have on those who use the car park.

The knock-on effect, it noted, will cause regular congestion and increased pollution which could extend to junction 4 of the M1 and along Stanmore Broadway.

It explained that it represents “local people with local concerns”, has gained the support of Harrow East MP Bob Blackman and urged as many people as possible to voice their opposition to Harrow Council.

The scheme, which has sister projects in Rayners Lane and Canons Park, came under fire at a council major developments panel last year.

Cllr Marilyn Ashton, who represents Stanmore Park, said she was “dumbfounded” by the design in her ward.

She said: “The people of Stanmore are uniformly against this – they are really upset about it.

“You will not find a single person for it and I don’t think anything about any of these proposals reflects the local context.

“I think TfL are getting this very badly wrong and the people of Stanmore will never forgive them if it goes ahead; they will never get over it.”

TfL has been keen to highlight the positive aspects of the project and said it will continue to try and provide a development that fits in with residents’ aspirations.

Graeme Craig, director of commercial development at TfL, said: “Working with our partner Catalyst, our proposals at Stanmore would deliver around 280 new, genuinely affordable homes as well as installing a new lift to improve step-free access for the Tube station.

“The plans will also enhance the local area through new community gardens as well as better facilities for people walking and cycling.

“We have been engaging extensively with the local community and have listened to their comments, ideas and concerns as part of our consultation to make sure our proposals complement local surroundings.”

He added this includes reducing the height of the proposed buildings and their distance from neighbouring properties, as well as changing their brickwork to “better match the station”.