The people and businesses who voted in the business and residential referenda, accepted the WECNF Neighbourhood Plan
At 1:30am on 4th May 2018 in Ealing Town Hall it was announced that of the people and businesses who voted in the business and residential referenda, more than 50% voted in favour of the plan. This Neighbourhood Plan is now the planning guidance developers must follow in the centre of West Ealing. Of course developers must also follow guidance contained in Ealing’s Local Plan, the London Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.
The verified number of voters in the business referenda was 21 – a 46.67% turnout. Presumably the business electorate number was those businesses who registered to vote, and not the number of businesses in the Neighbourhood Area. The verified number of residential voters was 1,576 – a 35% turnout.
Residents: Number of votes cast in favour of YES 1,345 (out of 1,576 ballot papers)
Businesses: Number of votes cast in favour of YES 19 (out of 21 ballot papers)
The chairman of WECNF, Eric Leach said “I want to thank all those who participated in creating the plan and to all those who voted.”
In creating our draft plan, LBE Planning Policy prevented us for increasing public car parking provision and would not even agree to maintaining the current level of car parking in central West Ealing. WECNF argued with this and LBE Planning Policy told us that it was LBE Car Parking Policy which ‘owned’ the car parking policy. WECNF met with LBE Car Parking Policy folks on 10 January 2018. Find out here exactly what happened in that meeting.
WECNF is dismayed to discover that the Housing Association A2Dominion has recently announced plans to build a 14 storey block of flats on the old Woolworth’s site at 96-102 The Broadway.
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WECNF Neighbourhood Plan
Below is the draft Neighbourhood Plan along with supportive documentation which the London Borough of Ealing (LBE) will now check to see that the proper legal process has been followed. Once these checks have been completed LBE will publicise the plan, arrange for an independent examination of the plan and arrange for referenda to take place.
- Neighbourhood Submission Plan
- Heritage Assets
- Basic Conditions Statement
- WECNF Consultation Statement February 2017
- Consultation Statement Attachment 1 – Informal Public Consultation 12 April 2016)
- Consultation Statement Attachment 2 – Reg 14 Issues and Concerns
- Consultation Statement Attachment 3 – REG 14 Issues and Concerns resolution
- Consultation Statement Attachment 4 – Public Engagement and Management Committee Meetings
- Consultation Statement Attachment 5 – Membership Feedback
- Consultation Statement Attachment 6 – Community Engagement – The Green Man Play September 2013
- Screening Statement
- WECNF Vision & Sites Note
- Evidence Base
The West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Forum (WECNF) is a group of West Ealing centre residents, businesses and local stakeholders who are creating a plan for how they wish the centre of West Ealing to be developed. The plan will be called the West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Plan.
The initial sponsors of this initiative were Save Ealing Centre (SEC), West Ealing Neighbours (WEN) and West Ealing Traders Association. The enabling legislation for Neighbourhood Forums and Neighbourhood Plans is contained in the 2011 Localism Act along with guidance in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Plan must be in general conformance with the Ealing 2026 LDF Core Strategy, The London Plan and the NPPF.
A successful application to National Government for so called Frontrunner status to create this Neighbourhood Forum and the Central Ealing Neighbourhood Forum was announced in March 2012. Together these two forums envelop the geography of the Ealing Metropolitan Town Centre as specified in The London Plan. The WECNF itself and its Neighbourhood Area were designated by Government in March 2013. It is one of a small number of Business Neighbourhood Forums in England.
Challenges & Opportunities
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Public Consultation The latest draft of the West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Plan is now subject to Statutory (Regulation 14) Pre-submission public consultation. It can be viewed below along with associated documents: West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Plan WECNF...read more