Plans to build nearly 4,000 flats on the Southall Gasworks site that were rejected by Ealing Council are now being re-considered by Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London. This is probably the biggest issue facing the Southall community for many years and it will be a disaster for the town if the Mayor gives it the go ahead.
These plans have been opposed by all the Southall councillors, the Southall community, both local MP’s, Hillingdon Council and even the GLA Deputy Mayor Richard Barnes. The Mayor has taken the shocking decision to override this democratic process and may be looking to impose this horrendous development on the Southall Community.
The Mayor will be considering the planning application at a hearing in London. It is vital that as many as possible people from Southall attend this hearing and let the Mayor know that he cannot just ignore local democracy and ride roughshod over the people of Southall. Let us make it known loud and clear that approval of the application will lead to massive protests.
The date of the hearing is Thursday 25 March 2010, 6.00pm. Please assemble at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Park Avenue, Southall at 3.30pm. The coach will depart for London at 4pm sharp.
Thanks to Salvinder Dhillon, Indian Welfare Association, Save Our Southall for bringing this to our attention.
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