|UK's 'Tallest Fully Affordable Tower' Planned For West Ealing|
Councillors deny conflict of interest as another skyscraper project revealed
Another massive development being planned for West Ealing has been described as ''the Uk's tallest fully-affordable tower''.
Southern Grove and Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing will be hosting a public exhibition over the proposals known as 55 West - a 26 storey building next to West Ealing station (at the junction of Manor Road, Argyle Road and Drayton Green).
It follows A2Dominion's recent proposals for a 25 storey skyscraper at a site on the corner of Hastings Road and Drayton Green Road.
The development proposals feature in a column of Rotten Boroughs, 'Ealing Squealing', in the satirical magazine 'Private Eye' with connections noted between A2D and both the Ealing Council Leader, Julian Bell, who rents a social home from them, as well as Cllr Bassam Mahfouz who works for the company as community investment manager. A former council director, Noel Rutherford, is also cited as being the project manager for the proposed development.
Opposition has been increasing as residents in the area fear such developments would establish a precedent leading to even more high rise blocks in West Ealing and Hanwell. Currently the tallest building in the vicinity is just eight stories.
Southern Grove and Metropolitan Thames Valley will be hosting an exhibition on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 June 3-8pm at Drayton Court Hotel.
June 13, 2019