Budget Hotel Gets Go Ahead for West Ealing
But as Viv Ellis reports the company is rather shy at revealing itself
Ealing planners have voted 12-0 in favour of a budget hotel in Melbourne Avenue in West Ealing. Preparatory demolition work (which needs no permission) for the 60-room hotel has already started.
Luckhurst Butchers will have to close for around six months while the work goes ahead.
Tony Luckhurst, who has three full time employees, says they will all have to find work elsewhere for the duration. He told me “I am not against the hotel at all , it’ll be a tough six months for sure but hopefully my customers will all come back”
Other traders on the site; a flower stall plus T shirts and greetings cards, rent their stalls from the Council and, after certain changes in the plans were made, can carry on as usual.
The final go-ahead for the hotel will only be granted after they satisfy certain conditions imposed by the council. These include:
There will be a designated “drop off” for hotel customers in nearby Canberra Road.
The US based Best Western chain is thought to be the developer, though at the time of going to press they had neither confirmed or denied it.