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 the council have finally submitted their planning application. The original plans had the new leisure centre costing £30M with a much higher specification than the current proposal. The current proposal has the leisure centre costing a staggering £54.9M to the taxpayer.
The application has been submitted by Be:Here Ealing Ltd which is a joint venture of London Borough of Ealing, Broadway Living (Ealing Council own this company) and Eco World.
What is the timeline?
The Planning Officer will produce a Planning Committee Report and the application will be refused or approved at the Planning Committee meeting. The Planning Committee meeting is open to the general public and will be hosted online. We will provide the details of that meeting once the date and details are confirmed.
* Stage 1 - The Mayor said the plans did not comply however the issues could be remedied.
**Stage 2 - details TBC.
What can I do to help? (See our 'How to object' page)
1) Make a formal objection.
2) Lobby the local council and MP's by sending them an email with your feelings.
3) Sign our petition.
4) Join our mailing list for updates on the latest Gurnell news.
5) Speak to your neighbours and friends and have them help the campaign.
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 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, printing of posters and flyers, website, 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.
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 “save gurnell”). We will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can.
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