Town Hall - September 21st 7pm
Save Ealing Centre
Local Development Framework (LDF): why it matters to you.
The Local Development Framework (LDF) will be Ealing’s development plan. When it’s approved all development proposals will have to fit with it. Ealing has been working on its LDF since 2006. Government rules for preparing an LDF require the Council to involve the community from the start, but
we don’t think they’ve taken their duty to consult sufficiently seriously. This is their last chance to do so.
In 2009 Ealing consulted on its Strategy which it called a ‘spatial vision and objectives’ for Ealing.
If accepted, this will transform the Borough. Its key points are:
• Construction of 14,115 new homes by 2026. Leading to a growth of 13.4% in the population.
• 85% of the homes built along the ‘Uxbridge Road Corridor’ particularly in Central Ealing, West Ealing, Acton Town Centre, South Acton, and Southall.
• Most of these will be in tall buildings in town centres and other areas with good transport links.
• No consideration of the capacity of infrastructure like schools or health facilities to support this population growth or of the availability of land to address any shortfall.
• No reference to improving Ealing’s quality or appearance or of enhancing its historic legacy.
The proposals were so complicated and so poorly publicised that only 36 residents or local groups responded. Those who did were concerned about:
• The over-development of already heavily built-up areas
• The degradation of existing high quality or historic areas
• Lack of facilities like schools or clinics to support the incoming population
• Disregard of other problems like our declining town centres and transport congestion
Other Meetings scheduled as part of the consultation
• 21 Sept, Ealing Town Hall 7pm
• 29 Sept, Greenford Hall 7pm
• 21 Oct, St Mary’s Church, Acton 7pm
• 26 Oct, St Thomas Parish Hall, Boston Manor Rd. Hanwell 7.45pm
Other: Both at 7.00PM
• 5 Oct, Ealing Town Hall, Transport Plan
• 13 Oct, Oaktree Comm. Centre Osborne Rd, Acton W3. Infrastructure – e.g. schools, clinics, doctors, sport, leisure
For more info call Narendra Gohil at Ealing Council on 020 8825 5882
Ealing’s planners have seemed indifferent to these concerns and are putting final touches to their plan before they send it to be approved by a Government Planning Inspector.
This will be our last chance to get the Council to consider what it is they have in store for Ealing.
We must fill this hall and make our voice heard. Ealing’s planners have to be told what Ealing residents think about their plans for the place where we live.
We’ve been promised we’ll be given consultation documents. If so take copies for yourselves and others and complete and return them.
SEC Contacts: Tel: 020 8133 7846 (leave a message and SEC will call back) firstname.lastname@example.org
September 15th 2010