A new hotel in Wembley has been given the green light despite concerns about parking spaces and dust.

The six-storey development will follow the demolition of the existing Maitrise hotel in London Road and will include flats on the top two floors.

The newly built hotel, retaining its Maitrise name, will have a total of 53 rooms spread across the first four floors, with nine private apartments on floors five and six. The flats will be a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom homes.

The hotel chain's owner, Adil Group, says the redevelopment of the three-storey London Road site is necessary to “remain viable” with increased competition in the area.

People living nearby objected to the proposal, raising fears over the possible impact on traffic and parking in the area, potential noise and dust generated from the development, an abundance of high rise buildings locally, and a lack of need for more hotels.

One London Road neighbour said the number of tower blocks already provide an “obstruction of the view to the skyline”. They added: “Air [and] noise pollution will be high in the area, which will cause us to be unable to open our windows with all the dust, or go into our garden area in peace. This will be an unnecessary stress to the residents on this and other nearby roads”.

Another resident said there will be “further stress” involved in residential parking due to the increased demand for on-street parking. They suggested that access at the top of London Road will become “a nightmare”.

Adil Group claims the new development will provide “significant social and economic benefits” for the Wembley area, with no adverse impacts that would “demonstrably outweigh the benefits” of the plan.

Designs reveal that an additional basement level to the hotel will comprise staff areas, a kitchen, laundry, a gym, lockers, and toilet facilities. A large reception area will be located on the ground floor, which will also include a break-out space and café, as well as storage, a cycle store and five split-level hotel rooms with garden terraces to the rear. The first, second, and third floors will each contain 16 rooms.

Brent Council approved the application after determining that it is “in general accordance” with the borough Local Plan and city-wide London Plan.