Local plan consultation

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The Council has finally published its long awaited consultation on the new Ealing Borough local plan. The Local Plan is a vital document that sets out the policies the Council says it will apply in managing development in the borough. It covers all types of development including new house building, town centres, open space, industry and employment. The plan includes – or should include – policies for tall buildings, how the Council will safeguard the Borough’s heritage, and how it will protect neighbours’ amenity.

This consultation runs until January 25th 2023. It is the only chance for the community to try to get its voice heard as the plan preparation progresses. The Council has organised several consultation events around the borough, each with a focus on one of Ealing’s seven towns (Acton, Ealing, Greenford, Hanwell, Northolt, Perivale and Southall). For each area there will be an evening town plan workshop and a daytime walking tour. The first has already taken place, in Acton. The main events for the Ealing ‘town’ including West Ealing, South Ealing and Ealing Broadway areas is on December 9th but with an outdoor event this coming Saturday 3rd in the Ealing Broadway Centre.

There will also be a couple of borough-wide events online, the first an introduction to the draft new Local Plan, the second dealing with all policies in the Plan. Both of these will include a Q&A session.

For more information and to reserve your places go to the Local Plan’s consultation events webpage.

There are a number of ways in which you can comment on the draft new Local Plan, including two different online surveys – an in-depth survey on the full plan, or a shorter general survey.

If you would like to comment on the full document, you can read and download the several sections of the draft new Local Plan here. Within the document there are links highlighted in yellow question boxes. These links will take you to specific questions for you to answer in a series of online surveys. You can answer as many or as few questions as you wish.

The shorter survey should only take around six or seven minutes to complete and gives you an opportunity to comment on the themes most important to you and your area. You do not need to complete all questions.

If you would like to complete the shorter survey, you should read the summary of the draft new Local Plan or the full draft new Local Plan. You may wish to have a copy of the summary document open in your browser for reference when completing the survey.

We encourage you to make your own response on this important plan, but do understand if you would prefer to pass any thoughts and comments back to us at chair@ealingcivicsociety.org