Embodied Carbon: The Challenge for Ealing

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The London Borough of Ealing proudly proclaims leadership in the fight against climate change. In May 2020 it committed the borough to going carbon neutral by 2030. Missing from its rhetoric is any reference to the impact of the development … Continued

Historic House in Hanwell Village Green CA Faces Demolition

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HANWELL: Ealing residents have until 16 September to object to a planning application (reference 201141FUL)  to demolish an historic and very rare 1912 Arts & Crafts house at 178 Church Road, Hanwell and replace it with six flats and two semi-detached … Continued

Experimental LTNs in Ealing: Why Can’t the Council Communicate Better?

Rebellion is brewing in streets across the borough over Ealing Council’s decision to implement ten experimental Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) across Acton, Central and West Ealing and Southall without prior consultation with residents. (Click here for an interactive version of … Continued

Planning for the Future: What Will the Government White Paper Mean for Ealing?

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Will French, co-founder of Ealing Matters and Chair of Save Ealing’s Centre, considers the implications of the Government’s recently published planning White Paper for Ealing. There’s been much noise about the Government’s Planning White Paper, but it’s not an easy read, … Continued

Planning in the Time of Covid-19: Ealing’s First Virtual Planning Committee Meeting

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Ealing Council held its first Planning Committee using Microsoft Teams video conferencing technology on 20 May 2020.  This followed a virtual Planning User Group (PUG) meeting on 16 April to discuss the temporary arrangements for planning services during the Covid-19 health emergency, and the subsequent … Continued

Charity Commission Withholds Approval for Ealing Town Hall Sell-off Plan

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CENTRAL EALING: The Charity Commission has rejected Ealing Council’s application to take control of the assets of the charitable Trust that owns the Victoria Hall. This blocks the Council’s current proposals for selling the Hall, along with other Trust property … Continued

Ealing’s Local Plan: So Out of Date that Developers Feel Free to Ignore It

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A key component of the planning system in England is the Local Plan. Created by the Local Planning Authority in consultation with its residents, each Local Plan outlines the long-term planning strategy for that area. In London, each borough, including … Continued

Residents Urged to Say No to the Victoria Hall Sell-Off

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CENTRAL EALING: A public consultation into the Charity Commission draft proposals that would allow Ealing Council to sell off the Victoria Hall as part of its Town Hall deal with a hotel operator is underway and due to end on … Continued