Ealing Could Have London's First Local Plan

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Controversial Town Centre Plans Get Green Light

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Residents and traders are being urged to get involved with a public consultation on a neighbourhood plan for the Ealing Broadway area.

The Central Ealing Neighbourhood Forum, the body jointly representing businesses and residents, has been working on the details of a local plan which will influence development in the town centre over the next 10 years.

The Forum’s Plan concentrates on four sets of issues, based on earlier consultation. These cover the future of Ealing’s economy (shops, offices and jobs); its heritage of architecture and green space; transport and the public realm; and cultural and community facilities.

Comments are being invited on a range of policies and recommended actions developed from ideas received from the public. When the comments have been received on these proposals, the Forum’s final plan will be submitted to Ealing Council for review by an independent Examiner, who will check it to see it meets statutory requirements. It will then be put to a local referendum.

If approved, the proposals will be adopted as part of Ealing’s official Local Plan. Details can be seen and responses sent in through the Forum’s web site at www.centralealingforum.com.

Central Ealing, together with central West Ealing, are two Neighbourhood Forums which together cover the Ealing Metropolitan Town Centre. This stretches along the Uxbridge Road from Ealing Common to Hanwell. The two Forums were officially recognised in 2012 as bodies qualified to produce Neighbourhood Plans under the government’s 2011 Localism Act.

Both areas have been designated as ‘business areas’, meaning that their plans have to be developed jointly by local residents and businesses, and will only come into force if approved by a majority of both communities in separate referendums. If successful, they will be the first in London to create locally-led plans through joint action of residents and businesses.


25th February 2016


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