Plans for more than 450 new homes in five tower blocks near a London Underground station were approved by Brent Council, despite concerns they will have a detrimental impact on the surrounding area.

Its planning committee gave the green light for the redevelopment of Wembley Park Station car park and Train Crew Centre, in Brook Avenue.

The development – a joint venture between Transport for London (TfL) and Barratt London – will provide 454 flats, 73 of which will be offered at London affordable rent levels and 79 will be put forward for shared ownership.

It was comfortably approved despite objections from local residents who suggested the scheme – which will include a 21-storey block – is “unsuitable” for the area.

Nicoleta Benga, who lives near the site, said the proposed buildings will overshadow current ones, causing daylight and sunlight issues.

She also believes an influx of new residents will harm local infrastructure, noting the area is “already deficient of open space”.

Historian Philip Grant also spoke at the planning meeting and said the scheme was in “flagrant breach” of Brent’s planning policies.

He pointed out the car park site is “inappropriate for tall buildings” higher than ten storeys and urged councillors to block the proposal.

Cllr Suresh Kansagra, leader of the Conservative Group at Brent Council, said he was “shook up” when he first viewed the plans.

He described the scheme as “too congested” and suggested it departed from conditions outlined in the Wembley Area Action Plan, which was adopted by the council in 2015.

Cllr Daniel Kennelly, who represents Preston ward, announced he was taking a “neutral stance” on the application, highlighting the positive and negative aspects attached to it.

He explained the plans provided an opportunity to contribute towards the borough’s housing stock and give first-time buyers a chance to get on the housing ladder.

However, he said it was important to “consider the views of local residents”, many of whom had expressed dissatisfaction with the development, and noted the new buildings will “dwarf” those around them.

The application was ultimately approved without serious hiccups, with all but one councillor on the committee, Kenton ward councillor Michael Maurice voting against it.

Following the decision, Emma Hatch, senior property development manager at TfL, said: “We are thrilled to get the go-ahead for our development at Wembley, which will deliver hundreds of new homes as well as a new retail opportunity and improvements for the local community.

“This is the second project with Barratt London and builds on our track record for delivering much-needed new homes in the capital.

“Our first homes at Blackhorse View in Waltham Forest started selling earlier this year, showing our developments have been designed thoughtfully with both the community and residents in mind.”