Recently I met with the developers Londonnewcastle to view and discuss their plans for the redevelopment of 9-42 Ealing Broadway. A large section of the Ealing Broadway was bought by property investors Benson Elliot in 2012. Benson Elliot were also behind the redevelopment of the former Arcadia Shopping Centre into 1-8 The Broadway. Benson Elliot have now appointed Londonnewcastle as development managers for the regeneration of the next section – along with architects Allies & Morrison.
Proposals currently include creating a new pedestrian route between the station and the Broadway lined with ’boutique shops and cafés’, and around 200 homes. These include an 18 storey tower block by Haven Green as well as other buildings being 6,7,8 and 9 storeys high.
When I met the developers, I raised serious concerns about the height of the buildings (one of which will be significantly taller then Dickens Yard and Villiers House above the station) and their effect on Haven Green, especially the grass on the south side which is already in a state of serious degradation. I believe that Ealing needs development and regeneration; however, Haven Green is at the heart of our community and should not be negatively impacted.
The development plans can be found here, and the developers are encouraging residents to feed back their views. I would also like to hear the views of constituents on this proposed development.
Cllr Alexander Stafford viewing plans for the development of Ealing Broadway