Local Development Framework

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The Inspector’s report on the hearing into Ealing’s LDF Core Strategy is now available with an appendix of minor changes. It concludes that the Strategy provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the Borough over the next 15 years … Continued

Arcadia Site

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The Society (along with Save Ealing’s Centre) met several prospective developers of the Arcadia site at the end of 2011. The site has been in the hands of the administrators, Grant Thornton, since the demise of Glenkerrin Ltd in 2010. … Continued

Still No Start On Empire

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Planning permission for “nonmaterial” amendments to their previous application was granted to Empire Cinemas in late 2011. Empire’s Chief Executive, Justin Ribbons, told the Ealing Gazette at the time that they would “soon be able to commence work” on a … Continued

Neighbourhood Planning

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Under the Government’s localism agenda, communities will be encouraged to develop neighbourhood plans for their own areas. The Society, working with Save Ealing’s Centre (SEC), has approached the Council with a view to drawing up proposals for central Ealing. It … Continued

Local Development Framework

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The Society attended most days of the examination in public in November 2011. We were particularly keen to see reductions in housing targets along the Uxbridge road corridor and strengthen the weak safeguards for the historic environment, particularly in Ealing’s … Continued

Hope For New Empire

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Following a local campaign to rebuild the partially demolished Empire cinema opposite Ealing Town Hall, it looks as if we may at last see some action. Revised plans for the redesign of the Empire were sent to local groups for … Continued

Spot Your Local Gems

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Nominate your favourite buildings in the Borough to help protect them from demolition. The Society wishes to ensure that local buildings of architectural or historical interest are identified and protected from unsympathetic redevelopment before they are affected by planning applications … Continued

Improving Gunnersbury

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Work continues on preparing bids for funding for Gunnersbury Park and Museum. Ealing and Hounslow Councils are currently talking with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) about applying for a Heritage Grant and a Parks for People bid early in 2012. … Continued

Cinema Developments

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The Council has decided to give Empire cinemas one last chance to proceed with the development prior to initiating compulsory purchase procedures in October. The chief executive of Empire Cinemas, Justin Ribbons, accepted an invitation to appear before the Overview … Continued