On 26 October 2017, the WECNF Management Committee reluctantly agreed to a range of changes to its draft Neighbourhood Plan demanded by Ealing Council.
The Council will now put together its version of the WECNF Neighbourhood Plan and present it for approval to a meeting of the Ealing Council Cabinet.
Assuming the Cabinet approves the plan, two referenda will be arranged on the same date for residents and businesses to vote on the plan. Hopefully the referenda will take place in early 2018.
Ealing Council has not revealed what the spatial area for the referenda will be. It will at least include all residents and businesses in the West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Area (see here).
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
WECNF Submits Proposal In Response to LBE’s Bid for Grant Money re: TfL’s ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’ Initiative
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6 October 2017 See here.read more
WECNF AGM will take place on Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 commencing at 7.30pm at the Welshore Community Hub 99 Broadway, West Ealing, W13 9BP If you would like to stand on the Management Committee Please contact Eric...read more
Petition to save the art deco "Woolworth’s" facade in West Ealing West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Forum (WECNF) is a voluntary organisation dedicated to making the centre of West Ealing a better place to live and work. Our group, which includes ordinary members of...read more
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
WECNF publishes Chairs 2016 Annual Report and Draft Annual Accounts.read more