|End of The Starlite|
Former music venue in Greenford to become flats
The fate of a former cinema in Greenford which became an iconic music venue has been decided.
The Starlite Ballroom, which has played host to the likes of Eric Clapton, The Who and David Bowie, will become a block of flats after a decision by by Ealing planning committee.
Residents wanted the derelict site on Sudbury Heights Avenue to be turned into a community hub but an application which was approved last night will mean the building will be demolished, to provide a part three, part four-storey building with 39 flats.
Locals from Eastcote Avenue, Allendale Road and Sudbury Heights Avenue attended a demo on Saturday. There was also support from Frank Kilduff, chairman of the North Greenford Residents' Association and members of the Sudbury Town residents Association.
Organisers are massively disappointed and concerned at the loss of a potential community centre in an area that has few facilities of that kind.
Read more about The Starlite from former Ealing journalist and music fan, Mark Hillary here.