1st October 2015: 

The future of the old YMCA building in Bond Street.

If the Cinema CPO succeeds, the locally listed YMCA building on Bond Street will be demolished to make an alternative entrance to the cinema complex. The CPO inquiry led a new group - ‘Save the Old YMCA Building‘ –  to apply for it to be declared an Asset of Community Value under recent Localism legislation.  Approval would have given the Group the right to buy the building for community use. The Council ruled in September against the application, despite strong local support. 

You can see a copy of the Council's decisions HERE and The Victorian Society submission (with lots of nice photos) is HERE




    
19th February 2015:

Latest on the Haven Green Planning Inspectorate Hearing.

The Inspectors report on Ealing Council's application to exchange some land on Haven Green in preparation for Crossrail and other miscellaneous changes was published on 11th February.
Friends of Haven Green had objected to the plans because, as Common Land, the Green is protected by national legislation for future generations to enjoy as open space.  The inspector accepted all FoHG’s main arguments and refused to approve the changes the Council wanted to make. He gave permission only to resurface existing footpaths.
At the same time he had been asked to consider Ealing's application to retain the electricity sub-station beyond it's original permission to 2014 for a new period of 25years. This consent was also refused.

You can download the full text of the report from HERE for the green spaces and HERE  for the Electricity sub-station.

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As a slight "aside" you may have heard of the exhibition held last month showing Benson Eliott's plans for the next stage of The Broadway re-devlopment. Will French gave a very full review of the plans to Ealing Today and that can be seen  HERE


7th July 2014: - Updated 15th September - Further update 1st October 2105

Petition against demolition of "The Haven" on Haven Green.


It seems there is a development proposal that would remove both the old "Stables" Building - more recently known as "The Haven Pub and Restaurant" - facing onto Haven Green together with more building in the green space both sides of the railway tracks. There would also be considerable redevelopment and demolition in Springbridge Mews on the other side of the Multi-Storey Car Park.

The stables were built on Edward Wood's "Hanger Hill Estate, Ealing" in 1877 and, along with adjacent properties, are locally listed and form the start of the Haven Green Conservation Area.

A petition was organised to oppose this and,
 endorsed by 810 objectors was hand-delivered to Ealing Planning Department on 4th August with over 900 objectors.

In the event,  the planning committee voted NOT to approve the plan although Developers may lead a renewed plan for the demolition of properties in Springbridge Mews to create a more direct link from the station to Dickens Yard - Watch this space!
There is a bit more information in our September 2015 newsletter which can be viewed via the link on the left of this page.