These are some valid grounds for objection to the development:
It’s far too tall – Tall building guidance and policies are clear that this site is unsuitable for a tall building. It’s more than half as high again as tallest building in West Ealing and sits at the edge of residential and conservation areas.
Not consistent with existing site-specific guidance EAL 12 for the site and West Ealing
Neighbourhood plan – All development should be in line with Ealing’s Planning documents; this proposal contradicts them.
Massing – Putting this number of flats on a very small site creates an oppressive structure that dominates and spoils the local environment.
Density – The proposal is nearly four times more than the current maximum density recommendation for the site.
Excessive development – Too many large blocks of flats in a small area that includes the Green Man Estate, Uxbridge Road and the BT site on Gordon Road
Does not meet housing needs – It provides small studios, one and two bed flats, of which there is an over-supply in Ealing. Instead Ealing needs family homes but this scheme provides none.
It is not affordable – Despite the 100% affordable claim, London Living Rent and shared ownership are exclusively for middle income households.
Poor design – The flats are small and have little or no outside amenity space. What there is will be largely unusable due to railway noise or because it’s not safe for small children.
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 down into loft rooms.
Sustainability – The high carbon footprint is inconsistent with Ealing’s zero carbon pledge.
Having 144 homes within 10 metres 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.)
Destroying heritage – It destroys views from St. Stephen’s Conservation Area and is out of keeping with locally listed Edwardian Sorting Office, Drayton Court Hotel, Stowell’s Corner and neighbouring Victorian and Edwardian two and three storey homes.