An application to build a large multi-sports development in the grounds of a Kingsbury school was submitted this week - despite concerns from neighbours it is the "wrong facility in the wrong place".

Powerleague and Kingsbury High School announced in January they had teamed up to deliver a scheme including an 11-a-side football or hockey pitch, a multi-sport pitch, four standard small-sided pitches and two cricket nets at the secondary's Bacon Lane campus.

But members of the Roe Green Village Residents' Association say they are "fighting their corner" to ensure the plans are thrown out.

They say the proposed facility would back onto a conservation area, and would not be in keeping with it's historic village setting.

The association's Debbie Nyman feels the school "went behind our backs" when it made the deal with Powerleague.

She said: "As neighbours to the school we have grave concerns if this proposed multi-sports facility actually passes planning permission.

"It is definitely the wrong facility in the wrong place.

"We’re a conservation area backing onto the school and opposite the school are beautiful Trobridge thatched cottages, not to mention the elderly people’s homes, alms houses and other rather sensitive buildings within close proximity of the school.

"We are not against the school improving their facilities, we just cannot understand how they have gone to this commercial venture to meet their aims.

"They have never tried to fundraise to improve their facilities or maintain the fantastic green fields they have, instead just complain that they are waterlogged when they have never tried to maintain the drainage system that was put in many years ago."

Ms Nyman said Kingsbury High was not a sports college - and it is the school's neighbours that will have to live with the development.

She said: "These football pitches will be used after school is over.

"After 5pm to 11pm - they will have all left and gone home. We are the ones living here."

But Kingsbury High School head teacher, Jeremy Waxman, said he was confident every care has been taken to ensure the facility is appropriate to the surrounding area.

He said: "The planning application has now been submitted and we are currently waiting for it to be registered by Brent Council.

"All planning matters have been considered in detail within the planning application which will be publicly accessible and independently assessed by Brent Council planning officers as part of the normal planning process.

"We are confident that every care has been taken to ensure that the facility is appropriate to the surrounding area.

"The local community has been fully consulted on the scheme over the past few months.

"The development team has had ongoing dialogue with Roe Green Village Residents’ Association since November last year, met with the residents’ association in January this year, issued two mailings to over 450 people around the site and held a consultation event at the school.

"These facilities would represent an important step forward in sporting provision for both our school and the local area.

"The facilities would enhance our sporting curriculum whilst allowing us to expand our extra-curricular offer.

"Furthermore, there is a recognised need for artificial turf pitches in the northern part of the borough and many other local schools would directly benefit through the Kingsbury High School School Sports Partnership."