Earlier in the summer the locally listed Moullin House, a former Methodist church hostel in Mount Park Road, Ealing was demolished. The original building, erected shortly after World War II in a restrained neo-Georgian style, was bequeathed to the church to provide young people with a “home from home” by the Moullin family (which founded the Pearl Assurance Company) but was sold in 2011 nearly 60 years after its opening because of dwindling occupancy. The building was initially sold to Ealing & West London College for student accommodation but they sold it on to a property developer for redevelopment after getting into financial difficulties. We have had extensive discussions with the developer over the designs of the replacement building having failed to persuade them to adapt the existing building. Instead, the site will be redeveloped as flats in an L-shaped building which will fit quite well into its surroundings and retain the large expanse of front lawn which was characteristic of the setting of the original building.