Did you know…?
There are 457 new units proposed in one square mile of Hanwell right now. Sites like Wickes/Nissan, the so-called “Marshall” site next to Gold’s Gym and the former Peugeot Garage site are due to spring 6-9 storeys high! What has been happening across London is coming to Hanwell: intensive, inappropriate, high-rise flats.
Parking hell on the way
Under the guise of sounding “green”, many of these developments offer zero or limited parking. But people have cars, and they will have to park them on our roads and traffic congestion will increase. A Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) will not resolve this.
No solution to the housing crisis
For sure, London needs more homes. But these developments are not the solution. They will be unaffordable for people most in need of somewhere to live.
We need real homes for local people, not overseas investors
Many of these proposed flats are really rabbit hutches: low ceilings, cramped rooms and virtually zero green space. These are being developed for maximum profit, not as places for people to live.
Wrecking the community
Hanwell is a wonderful place because people can live, study, work and shop here. Flats like these will overwhelm our overstretched hospitals, schools and public transport.
Who is Ealing Council working for?
Ealing seems to be working only for the big landowners and developers, not for local people. The Labour-dominated council needs a Green voice to hold them to account.
Hanwell needs to speak up for what it wants
The people of Hanwell need to pull together to develop a vision for what we want our community to be.
What can I do?
You can object to several of the developments illustrated on the map above, which are currently in the Council’s consultation process. Below are links to take you directly to the relevant part of the planning portal.
We need a strategy for Hanwell, and we’d like to hear from you. What is your vision for our neighbourhood? Do we need flats or community facilities?
Links to the Ealing Planning Portal
To comment on the Wickes/Nissan development of 283 units in units ranging from 5 to 7 storeys, go to this link.
To comment on the so-called “Marshall” building of 59 units in a structure 9 storeys high with no parking provision, go to this link.
To sign the petition against the Marshall building go to this link.
To comment on the 9 unit (5 flats and 4 townhouses) development at 16 Boston Road, go to this link.
To comment on the 6 unit redevelopment of the former Horseshoe Cafe at 68 Boston Road, go to this link.
To comment on the 4-5 unit extension and redevelopment of the building at 3 Westminster Road, go to this link.