Recent articles

Reynard Mills Planning Appeal Result

The result of the Planning Inquiry into the proposed redevelopment of Reynard Mills was announced in March 2013.  The excellent news is that both the Secretary of State and the Planning Inspector endorsed Hounslow Council's refusal of the developer's second scheme for Reynard Mills.  While the Inspector was only asked to consider scheme two, many of the criticisms in his report could also apply to scheme three, the slightly smaller scheme which the developer submitted to Hounslow Council while the appeal on scheme two was in progress.

Chandos Avenue Planning Application

There is a planning application for a three-storey house in Chandos Avenue, behind the Pizza Hut on the corner of South Ealing Road.  After discussions with local residents, EFRA submitted an objection to the proposal on the grounds that it would constitute a material over-development of the site and would therefore be inappropriate.  It would have an adverse impact on the character of the local neighbourhood and on the amenity of existing and future residents.

Orion Park: Bike Training Facility - Planning Appeal

EFRA supported Ealing Council’s refusal to grant retrospective planning approval for motorbike training in Orion Park on the grounds that residents on the south side of Belsize Avenue, Mayo Court and Jefferson Close suffer
excessive amounts of noise and that motor bike training is an inappropriate activity for a residential area.

Heathrow Updates

Heathrow is resurfacing the southern runway this year.  From 3 March to 31 October 2013, Sunday evening to Friday morning inclusive, there will be no night-time runway alternation and planes flying after 10:30 pm and before 6:00 am will use the northern runway.  EFRA's area is not directly under the northern runway flightpath but even so we are likely to notice more night-time and early morning aircraft noise during this time.

Proposed Relaxation of Rules on Property Extensions

In December 2012 EFRA submitted a response to a consultation about relaxing planning rules for extensions, to both homes and business premises, and about relaxing constraints such as converting commercial property to private use.  You may have heard about this item on the news at the time when Richmond and other councils objected.  EFRA also objected, on the grounds that rear extensions are already permitted and that the proposed relaxation could be abused and is in any case inappropriate in a suburban area such as ours where it could cause problems for neighbours.

West Ealing and Hanwell - Council proposals for changes along Uxbridge Road - Corridor 1c

During the last round of Ward Forum meetings, councillors unveiled designs for what they are calling Corridor 1c.  This the stretch of Uxbridge Road which runs from the River Brent to Northfield Avenue.

In response residents asked for a meeting to be held with council officers to fully explain the plans before they go out to public consultation.

The council has therefore arranged a meeting for members of the public to find out more:

3 December 2012
7:30 to 9:00 pm
Princes Room at Ealing Town Hall