Draytons Community Association

Living in the Draytons in West Ealing

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Dealing with issues of planning and development in the Draytons area

Location: West Ealing London
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Latest Activity: Jun 26, 2010

An article from Mari-Louise on why planning matters09-08-11 Planning in the Draytons.doc

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Comment by Eric Leach on July 26, 2009 at 17:57
I think this forum is a good idea. With birth rates increasing and freedom of movement around Europe more and more people will come to West Ealing. Ealing has to build 900 new homes each year and either blocks must go up, underground or on our precious parks. State school spaces, healthcare provision and law and order services are currently inadequate here. If the developments at 51, Drayton Green, Manor Building and on the corner of Manor Road and Drayton Avenue all go ahead this will bring even more people and vehicles into The Draytons. The Council clearly will not given up on the idea and revenue raising potential of a CPZ here. The new Crossrail West Ealing Station in Manor Road has the potential of causing traffic congestion.
Comment by Gerald Power on July 26, 2009 at 20:03
I am not convinced that we need to give up our parks or accept too high a density of housing in West Ealing and feel its a 'soft' option for the council to allow more development here. If we don't speak up as a community I suspect decisions will simply be imposed on us and we may not like them.

The CPZ issue is part of this and my main fear is that something will be imposed that works for the Council but not for residents.
Comment by Eric Leach on November 12, 2009 at 8:07
I'm afraid that national planning policy is very poor and this housing 'densification' in built-up areas is taking place all over the UK. One journalist has consistently researched and described this urban vandalism. She's Anna Minton and her recent paperback book 'Ground Control' is highly recommended (ISBN : 978-0-141-03391-4). Her simple mantra is that what's running the whole ''change' process ie planning is greed over need.

To give you some ideas of how flawed the whole UK planning policy process is that Ealing's draft Local Developement Framework (LDF) does not even mention The Draytons - so the 2,000 or so residents here are too small-grained a group to matter. Above (or below) this LDF we have the being-changed London Plan, which is this community's/town's Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS). And to relate to this one would imagine that there is a maintained National Spatial Strategy (NSS). THERE IS NO NSS....

Words at this point fail me.
Comment by Gerald Power on June 26, 2010 at 10:41
Planning news from Eric

Arcadia development: An update can be found at Ealing civic society

Demolition of what was St Helena’ Home. Drayton Green began on 21st June

From: STEPHEN AUSTIN
Sent: 22 June 2010 17:35
To: 'Alex Jackson'; Robert Gurd
Cc: 'Ingrid Smith'; 'Aileen JONES'; 'Noel RUTHERFORD'; Rose Wakelin
Subject: RE: URGENT RE: 51, Drayton Green


Dear All, I have received confirmation from the agents that the works
underway on site are for Asbestos removal and a specialist contractor is
carrying these out. The works would not require extensive structural changes
or alterations and would not fall into the definition of demolition.

Regards Steve Austin

New Proposal for Flats

Here's another local planning application for the 7 storey, 38 flat block
overlooking Drayton Green.

Regards,

Eric Leach

-----Original Message-----
From: PlanningAlerts.com [mailto:planningbot@planningalerts.com]
Sent: 20 June 2010 08:02

Subject: Planning applications near W130DX



MANOR BUILDING MANOR ROAD WEST EALING W13 0LJ LONDON W13 0LJ (P/2010/2261)

Details of affordable housing provision (viability scheme) part pursuant to
condition 7 of planning permission ref PP/2008/4740 (granted on appeal)
ref. APP/A5270/A/05/1176500 dated 05/08/09 for Redevelopment of site to
provide a five storey building and a part five, six and seven storey
building containing 24 live-work units and 14 flats (12 three-bedroom and 2
two bedroom) with 38 basement car parking spaces and health suite, 2 surface
disabled and a visitor space, vehicle turning area, cycle store, refuse/
recycling storage (outline application)

MORE INFORMATION: http://tinyurl.com/2fssbam
MAP: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=w13+0lj&z=15
WHAT DO YOU THINK?: http://tinyurl.com/2ejdq37

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