All planning applications for residential buildings above 30 metres must now include a second staircase under a move by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.The Utterly Useless & Incompetent Twerp is rather late for North Acton and environs.Maybe he'll actually DO something about knife crime in another decade?https://www.planningportal.co.uk/services/weekly-planning-news/planning-news-16-february-2023#khan-orders-second-staircases-for-tall-residential-applications
Rosco White ● 288d14 Comments
Exactly, which was my oblique point.What odds LBE and The Developers will soon be singing in unison a rendition of their favourite tune "The Taller We Will Go!" .....? 😊The majority of residents in Ealing Borough have NO idea of what we are dealing with at City Hall under Labour.More the fools them.
Rosco White ● 280d
It screws up the financial viability of the project. The only easy ways to correct this are to reduce the percentage of social housing or increase the number of units (ie make it taller).
Vlod Barchuk ● 280d
If we of weary experience know anything about LBE, we await the genius "work around" that will be acceptable and of great benefit to Ealing's residents... 😁I sincerely hope I am wrong, but we all know LBE's track record when Developers have a planning "problems".
Rosco White ● 280d
A redesign of tall buildings to include a second staircase seems complicated. It must reduce the number of units available to sell. Understandably the Council says it is reviewing those applications currently in front of them. I assume that includes potential applications like the one for the Waitrose site in West Ealing.
Maire Lowe ● 280d
That'll mean the Developer's Consultants/Architects will be working 24/7 then...... suitably aided and abetted by LBE. 😉We have a lovely council.
Rosco White ● 281d
The requirement for a second staircase will require a major re-design (at least of internal space) and that will mean it has to be re-submitted for planning permission.
Vlod Barchuk ● 281d
Well, the Friary Park extension is not going to happen in it's present form. I think we are all interested in what will happen to the Steyne Road development given the Mayor's decision.
Maire Lowe ● 281d
That great rush to get so many buildings through planning before legislation is changed seems to be aided and abetted by Ealing, Labour controlled, Council. Seeing the Labour dominated Planning Committee in action, 19th October 2022, they just seemed to be intent on meeting targets for superficial targets sake, suggests this. Planning Applications: 223203FUL(Steyne Estate), 221747HYBRID(Friary Park Estate) and 222378LBC/222341FUL(Twyford Abbey) were voted through, irrespective of meeting genuine housing need, just to create more death trap towers/rabbit hutched council tax farms to feed money to the disingenuous virtue signalling top dog council nomenklatura.At that committtee meeting, East Acton ward councillor Stephen Donnelly spoke out against the Friary Park Estate application, which is in his East Acton ward. Yet in the past he voted for death trap towers/council tax farms at Manor Road, W13 (202231FUL) and vanity death trap towers/council tax farms on the Percival House site (203275FULR3). Councillor Stephen Donnelly showed himself to be a NIMBY.The Labour run Ealing Council deployed a Security Unit to let in the chosen sychophants of developers of the Friary Park Estate in first, denying the public right of access to the public gallery. Later, the Council High Command relented somewhat to let a limited number of the public in to view the proceedings.At the meeting, relating to the Friary Park Estate application, the developers, Catalyst/Mount Anvil, did not speak themselves for application. Instead, they deployed Cecilia Aridegbe, resident and chair of the Residents Steering Group, to state that the enhancement of community facilities is exclusively dependent upon the further erection and further enhancement of more death trap towers.What I saw at the Planning Committee on 19th October 2022, certainly seems to suggest a great rush, by the ruling Labour run Ealing Council, to get so many buildings through planning before legislation is changed.
Anthony Hawran ● 282d
The great rush to get so many buildings through planning before legislation changed is damning.
Philippa Bond ● 282d
The Developers will have a secret meeting/s with LBE and a "work around" will be concocted and agreed.Prove me wrong .......... 😉We have a lovely Council.
Rosco White ● 282d
Yes, this is excellent news for Friary Park. As the application has not yet gone through the mayor, the developers will have no choice but to revise their plans. What will they do, I wonder?
Juliet McDonald ● 282d
This is welcome news for everyone who campaigned against the Frisry Park extension proposal and the appalling suggestion of incorporating public land into the Development so that these unsafe towers could be ever taller. Congratulations to the Mayor for acknowledging how dangerous the proposed towers would be,to the Councillor who spoke so eloquently against the proposal, and to the lone member of the Planning Committee who voted against. What were the others thinking? Will there be a statement from Ealing Planning?
Maire Lowe ● 283d