No – this isn’t déjà vu, or an episode of Fawlty Towers! – Ealing Council is again trying to push the controversial Perceval House plans through the planning committee for a third time – this Wednesday evening at 7pm!
Click HERE for a link to watch it live via Ealing Council’s YouTube
At the planning committee meeting three weeks ago, technical issues meant part of the debate and the vote was not broadcast publicly on the council’s live stream. So although the scheme was narrowly approved, the decision was ruled invalid following a successful legal challenge by campaigners.
The decision to rerun the planning committee meeting is even more nonsensical when you consider Ealing’s own legal advice which is that as the “site is within Ealing Broadway ward, where there is a by-election scheduled to be held this May [and as] the application is a particularly large and controversial one, it would not be appropriate to consider it during the formal pre-election period (22nd March – 6th May).”
Yet, contrary to their own clear legal advice, and blind to public opposition the council leadership is continuing to force this inappropriate scheme through in just two days time – on 31st March.
So please do object to if you haven’t already – its not too late – click here
Click here to watch MP Rupa Huq’s latest video about the planning application
Legal challenges do work – please help with our fees
STT’s work on the Manor Road appeal gathers pace. We’ve booked our barrister to represent residents for the whole of the appeal. The developers will try to elongate the process to cost us more and force us out of the process. Please don’t let them win – if you haven’t already done so please do consider donating to our legal fees – any amount however small helps – click here.
Many thanks to all of you who’ve already donated, and for all the messages of support.
How else can you help?
Do you work in planning, law or media/PR? STT is urgently looking for more volunteers to help our campaign. Please do get in touch – email@example.com
Many thanks for your continued support
Stop The Towers
Have a listen to this podcast with the pensioners who live right next to the site in Ealing which is up for massive over development including a 90m tower block which will spoil their only view for ever.