Ealing Council’s cabinet meeting last night (Tuesday) approved Affinity Sutton as the preferred developer for West Ealing’s Sherwood Close (Dean Gardens) Estate.
For a bit of background to this development here is an extract from a news item on our website from March 2010:
‘As with the Green Man Lane Estate, residents have identified anti-social behaviour, drug dealing, too many one-bedroom homes and too few four bedroom homes as major concerns. Work is already underway with residents to put together a brief for developers. Built in the early 1980s on one half of the Northfield allotment site, Sherwood Close has 209 homes and, unlike the Green Man Lane Estate, was not system built. Nevertheless, the decison has been made to demolish it and rebuild it – almost certainly with a greater number of homes.’
With 57,000 homes, Affinity Sutton is one of the country’s largest providers of social housing. It published its first ever corporate responsibility review in 2011/12
West Ealing Neighbours welcomes Affinity Sutton to West Ealing and we welcome the prospect of high quality new homes for the residents of the Sherwood Close Estate. We look forward to seeing its detailed plans. This is a major development in the heart of West Ealing and we very much hope Affinity Sutton will see this as an opportunity to invest not just in the new estate and its residents but also play its full part in the wider West Ealing community at a crucial time in its regeneration.