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Ealing Lib Dems join calls to get an Environmental Impact Assessment


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Ealing Liberal Democrats are backing a legal challenge to the Council's decision to allow QPR to develop their training facility on Warren Farm.

In the last 6 years since Ealing Council stopped mowing the area nature has moved back in and they say Warren Farm is now home to a number of rare and endangered species.

Hanwell Nature, a community group,  is taking the council to court requesting a judicial review of their refusal to undertake the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Ealing Liberal Democrats say the 'sale' of Warren Farm is a very poor deal and not in the interests of the people of Ealing. They believe the council's decision to not commission a EIA, something they are legally obliged to do where a project is likely to have ‘significant environmental impact’, is a serious departure from their obligations.

Hanwell Nature has applied for Judicial Review  through crowd funding, which if successful could lead to Ealing Council having to undertake an EIA followed by public consultation before finalising the deal. Hanwell Nature's experts have identified a number of rare and endangered species on the site, among them the Short-Eared Owl and Skylarks which is a Red Listed species. Some of the wildlife found on Warren Farm are facing UK extinction.

Alastair Mitton, Hanwell resident and member of Ealing Liberal Democrats said, "It's bad enough that treasured open space is being given away to billionaires but now it emerges that the council, in their desperation to get their grubby deal through, ignored their legal obligations and the precious wildlife on our doorstep".

February 26, 2020


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