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We will tell you how to actually go about objecting below – but first let’s look at what you might say. We suggest you write out a draft objection in a separate file and then copy and paste it when the Ealing planning website asks your objections. Here is an example our team created.

1. Objecting via the Council Website

The following link will take you to the page on the Ealing website for submitting comments (i.e. making an objection) about the Manor Road development.

This is what we feel is the best way for most people to object.
Legally there are only a limited number of reasons we can make a valid objection, but the website won’t tell you this and many people’s comments get rejected because they don’t use these reasons. That’s why our team has created an example of what the headings are and what an objection might look like that you can read here.

Following the Ealing planning link should open the page you need in another tab and we suggest you keep this tab open so you can use it to guide you through the process.
We suggest you read this page through to the end before you follow the link and start.

Here is an example our team created

The Ealing planning website Manor Rd link above should take you straight to the ‘Make a Comment’ page for the Manor Road application which looks like this:

Be sure to check the reference number for the proposal. For Manor Road it should be 202231FUL.

If you are not already on the ‘Make a Comment’ page click on the ‘Make a Comment’ tab.
If you want to view any of the planning documents for the proposal just click on the blue ‘Documents’ tab and it will show you the documents for this proposal (53 in total).

It is absolutely vital that you complete the first section (see below) giving your name and address. Without this your objection will not be accepted.
Everything with an asterisk ‘*’ has to be completed.
Do not press the ‘return’ key but use your cursor keys or mouse to move between sections. If you accidentally hit ‘return’ then it will try to submit the form. Any lines with an asterisk that have not been completed will then generate an error message.

Be sure to select ‘Object’ on the ‘Stance’ line (see below).

The form on the ‘Make a Comment’ tab begins like this:

NB: don’t forget to select ‘Object’ in the ‘Stance’ box.

The web page continues – see below.

You will then be asked to check some tick boxes and we suggest the following:

Next you need to enter your comment in the text box. It’s important that when you do this you follow the valid reasons as above. The box only allows 5,000 characters (about 800 words).

You could type it in directly, but the easiest way to do it is to sort out what you want to say in a Word document and then copy and paste it into the box. You might want to use our example below as a start and add your own comments.

Objection Example

If you want to put in more time and understand the proposal in more detail and you can read through our full guide to objecting on this page.

2. Objecting via an E-mail Response

We suggest that the Ealing website is the easiest and best option for most people. If you follow our guide you will make a valid objection. Using e-mail is more tricky.

However you can e-mail the Ealing Council Planning Department with your comments directly. This does not limit how much you write. We will soon be able to provide more detailed Material Planning Considerations or valid reasons that you could use.

Send your e-mail comments to planning@ealing.gov.uk but please ensure that the application reference number ‘202231FUL‘ is in the email title, as well as the address – ‘51-56 Manor Road & 53-55 Drayton Green Road‘.
Make it clear that you object to the development proposal.
As with the online form you will need to give:

  • Your name
  • Your address including your postcode
  • The capacity you are objecting in – i.e. you are a neighbour to the development, an Ealing resident, you are objecting on behalf of a community group, etc.

We suggest that you ask for an acknowledgement of receipt via e-mail.
Thank you for objecting.

3. Objecting via a Written Response

We suggest that the Ealing website is the easiest and best option for most people. If you follow our guide you will make a valid objection. Using the written objection route is more tricky.

As with the online form you will need to give:

  • Your name
  • Your address including your postcode
  • The capacity you are objecting in – i.e. you are a neighbour to the development, an Ealing resident, you are objecting on behalf of a community group, etc.

You also need to be crystal clear on the application what you are commenting upon.
The Reference Number for the Manor Road development is 202231FUL.
Use the site address – 51-56 Manor Road & 53-55 Drayton Green Road.
Make it very clear that you want to register an objection.
The response should use the same headings we suggested above as valid objections. Soon you can get more detailed guidance on what you might want to say in our information about the Manor Road development. Please provide your details here. We’ll do the rest.

Request for detailed guidance


When you have completed your letter send it to:

London Borough of Ealing
Planning
4th Floor
Perceval House
14-16 Uxbridge Road
London
W5 2HL

Or you can take it to the reception desk at the Town Hall in person and ask for a receipt.
Thank you for objecting.

For the full guide click here

Example text

This example is 2,500 characters so you could add another 2,500 of your own words, ideally say what the personal impact to you is, why does it matter, why do you object.

  • It’s far too tall.  This site is clearly unsuitable for a tall building if the Council looks at the appropriate tall buildings guidance and policies.  Its more than half a high again as tallest building in West Ealing and sits at the edge of residential and conservation areas. 
  • Massing.  Putting this number of flats on a very small site creates an oppressive structure that dominates and spoils the local environment. 
  • Its high density is far too high.  The proposal is nearly four time more than the current maximum density recommendation for the site.  It crams 144 homes into an area the size of two tennis courts. 
  • This proposal represents excessive development of site and local area when we look at existing large blocks of flats and those being built on the Green Man estate and Uxbridge Road.  It also provides more homes of the type Ealing needs least, studio flats and small one and two bed flats.
  • It is not really affordable.  It would not really help people on the housing list or people on typical incomes in Ealing. 
  • Poor design.  The flats are small and have little or no outside amity space.  What there is largely unusable due to railway noise or because it’s not safe for small children. 
  • Not consistent with existing site specific guidance EAL 12 for the site and West Ealing Neighbourhood plan. 
  • It will have significant adverse impact on surrounding mainly residential environment. Its oppressive, overshadowing, will result in loss of light.
  • Loss of privacy.  It will overlook hundreds of private gardens and look down into loft rooms. 
  • Sustainability.  This is totally inconsistent with Ealing’s zero carbon pledge.  Tall buildings have big carbon footprints for building them and are very energy hungry to run. 
  • Having 144 homes within 10 meters of a major Crossrail station will interfere with that station, just the likely deliveries could cause major problems. 
  • Poor disabled access.  Only one blue badge space for 15 wheelchair accessible flats and no provision for support services visiting (carers, doctors etc. )
  • Lack of amenity space.  There is little or no usable amenity space.  The balconies are likely to be unusable due to railway noise.  The roof garden would be noisy and is unsafe for children. 
  • Destroying heritage. It would destroy views from St Stephen’s Conservation Area and out of keeping with locally listed Sorting Office, Stowells Corner, Drayton Court Hotel and neighbouring Victorian two storey homes.

More objection examples

We have five different sets of examples for you to choose from. we suggest you pick one at random and use the examples given to guide you in what you will want to put in your objection on the Ealing Council Planning site.

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