A canalside site including a pub could make way for four new housing blocks up to 23 storeys, which would provide almost 500 new homes.

Brent Council’s planning committee will assess the application for the site of Alperton House, Wembley, on April 10.

If approved, the current building and adjacent pub, The Pleasure Boat, will be replaced by four new towers ranging from 14 to 23 storeys in height.

They will include 474 homes as well as retail space, workspace and a replacement pub.

Of these homes, 31 per cent are deemed affordable – with 89 units offered at London affordable rent and 58 on shared ownership.

According to a council report there were ten written objections to the scheme.

These include concerns about increased traffic and parking issues, and the fact that the area by the canal could become “a dumping ground with anti-social behaviour”.

There were also concerns about the strain on the area’s current infrastructure and the fact that it is “already losing its community feel”.

Others took issue with the scale and design of the building, noting that it is not in keeping with the surrounding area and that the buildings are simply “too high”.