Hanwell School Faces Council Action

Breach of planning regulations


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A Seventh-Day Adventist school which opened in an old social club in Hanwell without permission has been given a formal warning from Ealing's planning department.

Eden School - previously based at Eastcote Lane in Northolt - moved into the Eversheds Sports and Social Club site in Wyke Gardens in January.

After receiving complaints about the change of use from leisure facility to 50 pupil school, Ealing's planners investigated and found that the owners of the site had failed to submit a correct planning application.

The owners are currently in the process of applying for free school status and plan take children of all faiths by 2014.

The website advertises that there will be 'no more fees'.

Elthorne Liberal Democrat Councillor, Nigel Bakhai , has been following the developments and alerted the planning department.

He says: ''The Planning Enforcement officer has now issued a warning letter to the owners reminding them of the need for planning permission for the change of use and advising them that if a planning application is not submitted within the next 21 days, the Council would be left with no alternative but to consider enforcement action.''


We have requested and are awaiting comment from the school.


28th March 2013



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