PLANS for 100 new homes and a new library in Yiewsley have been withdrawn by Hillingdon Council after neighbours raised concerns.

The scheme to develop the Otterfield Road site (former Yiewsley pool) and Falling Lane (Yiewsley Library and car park land) had been subject to local objections. 

A new application is expected to be submitted this autumn.

Most of Yiewsley Recreation Ground was designated Metropolitan Open Land.

However, there is no intention to build on any of this designated land, which includes a football pitch and children's play area and has Green Flag status.

As part of the revised scheme, Hillingdon aims to improve the park, funded by money from developers.

Details will be shaped by feedback from residents during the consultation period.

Cllr Eddie Lavery, Cabinet Member for Residents' Services, said: "We understand some of the concerns raised about the original application and have withdrawn it, so we can revise and improve it.  

"The proposed new development, along with a brand-new leisure centre in West Drayton, is an opportunity to bring a revitalised leisure offer to the area." 

A new library, with retractable bookshelves,  is planned for the Otterfield Road site.

The leisure centre, currently under construction, will include a 25-metre eight-lane swimming pool.