Stop The Towers is continuing the campaign against the increasing number of huge tower blocks being built around West Ealing station – but the work is getting harder as we learn about new proposals from developers.
The latest is a plan to build four tower blocks consisting of 22 storeys, 20 storeys, 19 storeys and 13 storeys of what is called student accommodation on the Majestic site in Hastings Road. It sounds like the blueprint for the biggest student party in West London – on our doorstep!
And across the road on the Waitrose site, John Lewis still haven’t come clean about what they are proposing there. We know they want to turn the site into a development of rented accommodation (including a new store) – but they haven’t said how high they are planning the blocks of flats to go.
We suspect they will use the Manor Road development on the other side of the station as justification for building somewhere in the region of over 20 storeys. That development (22 and 13 storeys) was rejected by Ealing’s planning committee after 2,700 local residents objected and was only agreed after an appeal to the planning inspector.
Stop The Towers are not against sensible, sustainable development which is desperately needed in the area. But more towering blocks of flats around West Ealing station is just madness!
Even more reason to Stop The Towers!
We will keep you updated on the situation and developments.
More information can be found at https://stopthetowers.info/