What’s the story so far?
The Gurnell Leisure Centre redevelopment goes all the way back to 2015. There have now been eight ''consultation'' events from May 2016 to September 2019 including an 18 month delay between the last two meetings. The plans have changed significantly over this period and it seems that Ealing Council are now preparing to submit the planning application.
There seem to be several companies involved which can be confusing, so here is a breakdown:
What about the timeline?
According to the September consultation events, the timeline is as follows:
Our understanding is that during the determination period (between October 2019 and Q1 2020) the application will be registered and validated by the Local Planning Authority (Ealing Council). Statutory consultees will also be informed, these include the Greater London Authority (GLA), Transport for London (TFL) and the Environment Agency amongst others. The Planning Officer will produce a Planning Committee Report and the application will be refused or approved at the Planning Committee meeting.
We need to confirm the details, however we think that the application will be available for formal comment once it’s been registered and validated however we need to confirm if the window is set to three weeks, like standard planning applications.
What can I do to help?
Please sign up to our mailing list and follow our Facebook page – we need to get this message out to the wider community so please ask your neighbours, friends and family to do the same. Our community needs to know what’s going on. We have been shocked at the lack of transparency from the council and that people just don’t know what is proposed in terms of the size and scale of the development. We will be looking for volunteers to help raise awareness, so if you are available to assist, please get in touch.
We will be preparing some guidance on how and when to object. Please join our mailing list if you wish to be notified. Other community groups are making traction with this approach so we need voice our objections.
We have also set up a crowdfunding page to help with the campaign costs. This will be used to cover the campaign costs such us obtaining planning/legal advice and printing of posters, flyers etc.
How can I find out the latest news?
Please sign up to our mailing list and like/follow our Facebook page. We will be providing regular updates including information on the most effective ways to object.
How can we get in touch with you?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or using our contact us form. You can also message us via our Facebook page “Stop the Gurnell Overdevelopment” (search for “savegurnell”). We will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can.
How can I object?
We will be providing guidance on this in the near future.
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