Category Archives: planning applications

Southall’s Poor Urban Environment

Southall Opportunity Area Planning Framework, a document produced by Ealing and the GLA, is supposed to be a road-map for regenerating Southall for the next 20 years. On page 25, the report comments that “On a daily basis, Southall’s streets are very highly … Continue reading

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Betrayal of a Community

Press Release by Salvinder Dhillon, Indian Welfare Association Last night, Thursday 25th March 2010, the Mayor of London betrayed the Southall community. Boris Johnson used his powers to overturn the decision of our community rejecting the plans to build 3,750 … Continue reading

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Boris Unleashes Gasworks Nightmare on Southall

At this evening’s public enquiry Boris used his executive powers to impose the Gasworks development on the people of Southall despite the rejection of the plans by Ealing Council’s planning committee last year. Since becoming Mayor, what has Boris done … Continue reading

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Southall Set to Become West London’s Gambling Hub?

The Gambling Act 2005 (which established the new regulator for gambling, the Gambling Commission) governs all forms of gambling apart from the National Lottery and spread betting.   The key licensing objectives of the Act are: Preventing gambling from being a source of … Continue reading

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Power Station Madness for Southall

Southall faces the prospect of a Power Station being built in the heart of a residential area. The proposed Power Station will consume 76,000 litres of virgin vegetable oil a day, which could be palm oil, the most destructive and … Continue reading

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Southall Short-changed on Section 106 Funding ??

Any new development will effect the area in which it is built, such as increased traffic flow or economic regeneration for instance. In order to mitigate any negative impact of new developments, councils can enter into a Section 106 agreement … Continue reading

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Question About Phoenix House Planning

Once again it is clear from this proposed development that Southall is being used as a ‘dumping ground. for refugees in the borough. The business centre and library is just a window dressing to make the scheme more acceptable. The … Continue reading

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