MacDonald Gill

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Our public lecture on 3 June was on MacDonald (Max) Gill (1884-1947) the map maker, graphic designer, letterer and architect. The speaker was Caroline Walker, Max Gill’s great neice. Gill designed the standard lettering used on headstones and war memorials by the … Continued

Building in Gardens

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The Society is very concerned about the increasing amount of building in back gardens. Protection under the Unitary Development Plan (UDP) which existed until 10 December 2013 has now been lost and the risk of developers stepping in has increased … Continued

Arcadia Unveiled

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Scaffolding will be removed from the Arcadia corner building in July and the 3 shops will be trading before Christmas, we learnt at our AGM on 29 April. Representatives from Benson Elliot, Allies and Morrison Architects and Londonewcastle went on … Continued

Review of the Year

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Our Chairman, Robert Gurd, reviewed the Society’s work over the past year at our 2014 AGM. This included involvement in a large number of planning issues: Arcadia, Dickens Yard, the ex-Empire Cinema, Acton Town Hall, Walpole Park/Pitzhanger Manor, Gunnersbury Park … Continued

Clergy House

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Thanks to pressure from the Society, the Clergy House, St Saviour’s, in The Grove, W5 has been awarded Grade II Listed Building Status by English Heritage (EH). It was completed in 1909, having been designed by George H Fellowes Prynne, … Continued

Warren Farm

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Ealing residents have lodged papers in the High Court of Justice to Judicially Review Ealing Council’s decision to sign over 61 acres of London’s Green Belt, rent free for 200 years, to QPR football club for their new Training and … Continued

Gunnersbury

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There have been a number of events at Gunnersbury recently in preparation for 2 bids for funding in spring 2014. A public consultation was held on 23 November to discuss phase 1 of the masterplan. You can download the presentation … Continued

Crossrail Latest

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Crossrail has submitted proposals for major improvements to Ealing Broadway station. The entrance and ticket hall would be replaced by a new glass structure that would let in much more natural light and be significantly more spacious. In addition, new … Continued

Local Plan

We are very disappointed with the lack of recommendations on issues raised by local people in the Inspector’s report on the Hearing into Ealing’s final stages of the Local Plan. These will soon be adopted to join the Development Strategy. … Continued