The Society’s Environment Committee considered 15 major planning applications during the summer from July till mid-September. Several were supported or ignored, but objections were sent to Ealing Council regarding a number of applications including:
- 23-27 Balfour Business Centre, Southall UB2 5BD – construction of a 3 storey building plus an adjoining building. The Committee felt it was poorly designed and high density with a lack of amenity space and inadequate parking arrangements.
- King Fahad Academy for Girls 123-127 Little Ealing Lane, W5 4EJ – demolition of extensions to Place House and replacement with extensions plus refurbishment work. The aesthetic was felt to be industrial and inappropriate, and the work would involve the removal of a large number of mature trees.
- 15 Hanger Lane W5 3HH – redevelopment of 6 self-contained flats into 34 co-living apartments. We objected on the grounds of overdevelopment and lack of compliance to prescribed space standards.
- Park View Place, Greenford Road UB6 0JA – construction of 4 buildings 5 to 9 storeys high, comprising 346 residential units. We felt the area should have been re-established as Metropolitan Open Land for the benefit of the surrounding community. The design is utilitarian and should be significantly improved.
- Hanger Hill Garden Estate W3 0EL – replacement of existing Crittal windows. The windows are a very important element of these mock Tudor flats, and their replacement must be undertaken in a more sensitive manner.
- 134-136 Broadway W13 0TL – construction of a part 5 and part 6 storey building of 19 flats with a shop unit on the ground floor. The proposed rear block is too high and the overall appearance too dominant.