A first for me: I spoke at Ealing Council’s Planning Committee meeting last night. Relieved that they have deferred the decision to demolish Perceval House and replace it with high-rise flats as development raises multiple questions.
Ealing certainly needs more genuinely affordable housing for working families – over 10,000 families are currently on the housing waiting list.
The Perceval House proposal does not deliver on this. If approved, it would:
— Destroy a municipal building, at a huge environmental cost.
— Result in a 26-storey monster tower, providing mostly costly flats.
— Resulting development would only include 7 three-bedroom flats out of 477 units (rest being studios, 1 and 2 beds) failing to relieve overcrowding amongst families who are in desperate need of housing.
I look forward to these problems being addressed. If there is no rectification of the proposed building’s height, housing and amenities, the Committee must REJECT. #PercevalHouse