Neighbourhood Forums

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Ealing Council has given formal recognition to the interim neighbourhood forums for central Ealing and West Ealing Centre. This means that both CENF and WECNF are empowered to produce neighbourhood plans for their respective areas. After an official public examination, … Continued

Cinema

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The cinema site opposite the Town Hall is currently held by receivers, Allsops. They have asked the Council to delay their compulsory purchase order (CPO) for 9 months. On 23 April the Council restated its intention to press ahead with … Continued

Empire Future Uncertain

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The Irish-based Anderson family, which owns the Empire cinema chain, failed in its challenge in the High Court in late February to stop the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) from appointing a receiver in relation to the redevelopment of the … Continued

Empire Future Uncertain

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The Irish-based Anderson family, which owns the Empire cinema chain, failed in its challenge in the High Court in late February to stop the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) from appointing a receiver in relation to the redevelopment of the … Continued

The Grove

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The Council is consulting the public about their proposal for an article 4 direction over The Grove. This would mean that changes to buildings and walls, especially the frontages, which are now permitted development would require planning permission. The road … Continued

Broadway Centre Sale

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Ealing Broadway Centre was sold to British Land in February 2013 for a reported £142.5m as part of a wider portfolio of properties owned by the Dutch company Wereldhave, which has now disposed of all its UK property interests. The … Continued

Work Starts on Cinema

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The former Empire Cinema (originally the Forum, designed by John Stanley Beard, opened in 1934) was demolished in 2008/9 leaving only the supported facade in front of a cleared site. Planning permission was granted to Empire Cinemas Ltd, which own … Continued

Iron Duke

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The Iron Duke sculpture was unveiled at Hanger Lane in early October. This is a piece of public art sponsored by TfL, with a financial contribution from Ealing Common Ward forum, as part of the Hanger Lane Bridges replacement project. … Continued

Local Gems

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This is a picture of 51 Drayton Green, which was sadly demolished in 2011, despite our protests. Mapping for Change at University College London have created an interactive community map for us showing locally and nationally listed buildings and monuments … Continued

House Extensions

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The Department of Communities and Local Government carried out a consultation on proposed changes to permitted development which ended on Christmas Eve. Ealing Civic Society objected to the proposed changes which would allow detached houses to be extended by 8m … Continued