14,000 More Homes in Ealing by 2026
Have your say on future plans for the borough
Discussions are underway into major proposals which will shape the future of Ealing.
The Development Strategy looks at planning issues in the borough over the next 15 years and decisions which will affect housing, jobs, green spaces and transport.
The Council wants to allow more than 14,000 new homes to be built around shopping centres along the Uxbridge Road and A40 corridor by 2026, to accommodate the growing population and current shortage of homes for young families.
The Council also hopes to improve bus services along the Uxbridge Road.
The framework document also sets out that tall buildings are acceptable as landmarks in the right circumstances, such as good transports links and amenity space.
With the consultation period ending on October 16th there has been some criticism about the lack of publicity at the start of this important process.
The Local Development Framework (LDF) documents - totalling 232 pages - haven't been easy to get hold of and Eric Leach, Chair of West Ealing Neighbours, asks:
'' Is this incompetence by Ealing Council or is this a planned process so that residents won’t get to read the (LDF) documents?''
Mr Leach goes on to compare the Arcadia process with this current one:
'' It’s interesting to speculate that the Arcadia Planning Application (applying to just over 4 acres) period of Public Consultation was 90 days. However for the planning of 20+ square miles of Ealing borough – for half a generation – Ealing Council allocates just 42 days.''
Open meetings are currently being held throughout the borough:
9th September in Ealing Town Hall
16th September in Greenford;
24th September in Southall;
1st October in Acton
September 17, 2009