Planning in Ealing
The population of Ealing at present is approximately 338,400 with around 124,100 households.
In total 1.9 acres are available for development in the Borough. In 2014 the council approved a mixed use development joining the cinema, town centre and Walpole Park. Once developed, this has the potential to offer the local community and visitors alike a new vibrant area creating new jobs, an economic boost, retail and leisure facilities. The council won a London Planning Award in 2014 for their plans for the transformation of the large residential area Copley Close.
Main areas include: Acton Central, Cleveland, Ealing Broadway, Ealing Common, East Acton, Hanger Hill, South Acton, Southfield, Greenford Broadway, Greenford Green, Hobbayne, Lady Margaret, North Greenford, Northholt Mandeville, Northolt West End, Perivale, Dormers Well, Elthorne, Northfield, Norwood Green, Southall Broadway, and Walpole.
Former car park, Dicken’s Yard, located in central Ealing has undergone a major transformation. Planning permission was granted to turn the area into a 10 260 sq m mixed use development incorporating housing, retail and office space. Now in the final stages of development, urban architect John Thompson and Partners are responsible for the designs.
A new street for both independent and larger stores such as artisan bakery, Gail’s, and Jigsaw will add to the centre’s existing shops. Space for a wide range of cafes, restaurants, health and leisure facilities are also included along with a number of community spaces and a new town square.
698 new apartments will benefit from a range of features such as resident’s spa, fitness suite, 24 hour concierge, landscaped courtyards, terraces and balconies. 78 of these have been allocated shared ownership affordable homes.
Close to Ealing Broadway station Dicken’s Yard will also benefit from the Crossrail line due for completion in 2019.
Ealing Planning Applications & Appeals
There are about 80 planning applications submitted to the local planning authority each week in the Borough and around 4 appeals.
With the advent of not one but five new Crossrail stations in the London borough of Ealing it is unsurprising the area is undergoing regeneration. Once completed it will take just 11 minutes to reach the West End.
According to an article in the Telegraph newspaper Ealing is seen as a quality market with good schools and plenty of green space. Two areas that are particularly popular are Hanwell and Central Ealing Broadway. Hanwell is popular with those who have young families. Prices there, according to Gurpreet Maini, branch manager at Barnard Marcus in Ealing start at approximately £600 000. In Central Ealing Broadway properties can range between £450 000 to over £3 million.
However, the average price for a home in the borough of Ealing is just slightly above the norm in London at £477 627. That is an incredible 56 percent less than an equivalent semi-detached property in neighbouring Chiswick. Developers, therefore, are building within the borough in earnest.
Once the Crossrail project is realised in 2019 house prices are expected to rise dramatically. So if you’re thinking of a home extension, loft conversion or getting into property development now may well be the right time to turn your plans into reality.
Ealing Contact Information
Ealing – Local Planning Authority
London Borough of Ealing
14-16 Uxbridge Road
London W5 2HL
For more information, visit www.ealing.gov.uk