Plans for an 11 and 13 storey office block dubbed the ‘monstrosity’ by some local residents has been approved by the Mayor of London. The new buildings will replace CP House on the Uxbridge Road. CP House has been a Covid-19 vaccination centre for the much of the pandemic.
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Some local residents have put forward a proposal for Northfields to become a new Conservation Area.
The reasoning behind the proposal is that:
is historically important. It embodies the evolution of Ealing – from
its early rural past to its rapid transition in the later 19th/early
20th centuries into a thriving London suburb.
has retained much of its character, with tree-lined streets, largely
intact front gardens, and houses and shops with a wide variety of
interesting architectural features.
Northfields is under threat from excessive and unsympathetic development
as shown the by the success of recent planning applications, e.g. for
- Conservation Area status would help to
preserve Northfields’ human scale and make it more difficult for
developers to destroy its special character.
The Council is now consulting on the proposal. Their consultation document includes a number of questions. The most important ones are whether people favour the creation of a Northfields CA, and, if so, where the boundary should be drawn.
The proposers are trying to get as many people as possible to take part, so please do take a few minutes to give your views.
The Council has asked that responses to the consultation should be via email to email@example.com. As an alternative, they ha ve provided a postal address as follows:
Strategic Planning Economic Growth Division Place Directorate 4th Floor Perceval House14-16 Uxbridge RoadEaling W5 2HL
The consultation closes on Friday, March 18.
West Ealing Neighbours received this email from the Save Gurnell group with details of a petition it has launched to save Gurnell Leisure Centre. This follows the Council’s failed attempt to redevelop this site. See here for the background story.
Gurnell Leisure Centre has now been closed since March 2020 – that’s
nearly two years without our much loved and much needed facility. To
raise awareness of this issue, the Save Gurnell campaign team have
started a petition to the Mayor of London seeking his assistance. Click here to sign the petition.
and leisure centres play a key role in helping people to be active and
they will be crucial in our nation’s recovery from coronavirus, in
addition to providing wider health, wellbeing, and community benefits.
The current position is totally unacceptable.
the planning application was refused in March 2021, there has been a
distinct lack of communication from the new leadership team at Ealing
Council. That’s why we have started a petition to the Mayor of London,
asking him to step in and assist as he has with the National Sports
Centre at Crystal Palace.We
would appreciate it if you could forward this update and petition
to your members. Please don’t let Gurnell go the same way as Ealing