21st October 2016:         Central Ealing Neighbourhood Forum   - CENF

CENF has produced it's neighbourhood plan for Central Ealing. Drafted by local residents and businesses working together though the forum. It is now out for public consultation.

The Plan will influence how the town centre develops over the next ten years. If approved at referendums next year, it will become part of the Ealing Borough plan to 2026.

You can read all about them and their submission plans on their web page which can be found  HERE
 and  learn how individuals and businesses can comment through the councils web site at https://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/201164/local_plans/1243/latest_consultation   

If you wish to get regular updates from CENF, you can sign up for their mailing list at  http://eepurl.com/p8405

2nd June 2016:-    SEC calls on councillors to correct problems with planning in Ealing.

SEC has now written formally to Ealing Councillors as a result of The Secretary of State's call-in for the 9-42 development and asking "what is going wrong" with the council planning functions and waht they, as councillors, should be doing?
The full text of the letter can be seen HERE and there is also a report on the Ealing Today site HERE

12th May 2016:-  Development at 5A Rathgar Avenue and 42 Waldemar Avenue

Save Ealing’s Centre is very concerned with the way The London Borough of Ealing (LBE) planning department have handled this application. Although not within Ealing town centre, where our operations are normally centred, it is however within an area covered by three of our member organisations, the Kingsdown Residents’ Association (KRA), the Walpole Residents’ Association (WRA) and West Ealing Neighbours (WEN)

The planning department’s conduct in this matter, were it to be repeated, has implications for planning across the whole borough, and it is primarily for this reason that we have chosen to comment.
You can see the full text of our Press Release HERE
And the full article in Ealing Today is HERE

6th May 2016:-    Application by Ealing to de-register part of Haven Green as Common Land.

Following court action by The Friends of Haven Green (FOHG), Ealing has applied to the Planning Inspectorate to de-register the lozenge of land on which the cycle hub stands. FOHG had said that, because it is Common Land, it would require approval of The Government.
FOHG say that this would set a precedent for Ealing and other councils to erode parts of other Common Land which is at present safeguarded for future generations to enjoy.
You are urged to make your objections known via the link in the attached letter below.
You can see the full text of the letter HERE
You can keep up to date on the website of The Friends of Haven Green HERE
Ealing Today has the full story at their online site HERE

24th May 2016:-    52 - 58 Uxbridge Road

SEC  are now involved in discussions over the re-development of the block known as 52-58 Uxbridge Road. There are serious concerns over the height of the building, its position so close to the junction with St Leonard's Road and right up to pavement boundary and it's proximity to the listed Ealing Fire Station.
We will keep you informed via this web page.

SEC have now responded to the Ealing consultation concerning this development and the full text of our letter can be seen HERE

29th April 2015:   Latest on the cinema and adjacent sites and the Compulsory Purchase Order

    A three week public inquiry recently examined LBE's proposals to compulsorily purchase the old Empire Cinema plus other land including the YMCA building on Bond Street and Flava’s bar fronting Ealing Green.  The Council says that after teaming up with Land Securities, the UK’s biggest property company, it wants the land for an 8 screen cinema, 161 flats and restaurants.
    Having demolished their old cinema leaving a vacant site since 2009, Empire Cinema say they still want to proceed with their longstanding plans for a 20 screen cinema complex.
    Originally, SEC supported the principle of the CPO as the most likely way to bring a cinema back to Ealing.  But as Ealing’s plans evolved it became clear there were many serious disadvantages to what they proposed. There would be widespread damage to Ealing’s historic character and early promises for other arts and leisure uses on the site disappeared from the final scheme. 

 Will French, explained to the Inquiry Inspector that SEC had therefore withdrawn our original support for the CPO.

SEC's statement given at this meeting can be seen  HERE

Full page views of the two proposed schemes are available HERE
      

Empire Cinema Rear of cinema
As we remember it Cinema as proposed
Cinema in April 2015!