A scrutiny committee will discuss its council’s plans to redevelop a community space after neighbours voiced their concerns about the scheme.

Brent Council’s cabinet approved proposals at the Carlton and Granville Centres, in South Kilburn, which would see 23 council homes built alongside “improved” community facilities.

But it was met with criticism from nearby residents, who suggested the new housing would negatively impact the existing community.

They also expressed concerns about the site’s management, which would be carried out by the South Kilburn Trust.

Ros Dunn, chairman of the trustees, assured residents that the community will be at the heart of the new facilities, which, she said, will be “better than what is currently there”.

The council’s resources and public realm scrutiny committee aims to address these issues on April 3, before deciding whether to back the cabinet’s decision or refer it for further discussion.

It was called in by five non-cabinet members – Cllr Abdirazak Abdi, Cllr Jumbo Chan, Cllr Claudia Hector, Cllr Michael Pavey and Cllr Faduma Hassan.

Cllr Chan argued that the views of all sections of the community had “not been properly heard”, while Cllr Abdi referenced the proposed housing at the nearby Peel site, which includes dozens of social homes.

He added that he is in favour of the fourth option initially presented to cabinet, which would still see the centres refurbished but would remove the housing aspect of the scheme.

At the cabinet meeting earlier this month, several councillors said revamping Carlton and Granville and providing new council homes would enhance the community.

Cllr Shama Tatler, responsible for regeneration, highways and planning at Brent Council, said: “People told us they want to live in friendly, inclusive neighbourhoods, with good quality and accessible community resources.

“The new facilities are part of that exciting community vision and will help to build on the real sense of place and belonging that residents in South Kilburn already feel.”

And Cllrs Tom Miller and Eleanor Southwood, the latter responsible for housing and welfare reform at Brent Council, pointed out that it is vital to take “every chance” to build more council homes in the borough.