The Neighbourhood Plan:
We looked at all the ideas that people submitted during the first stage of public consultation. This gave us a good view of what people like about central Ealing, what they dislike, and what they want to see changed. This helped us produce a draft Vision of what the area should be like in 15 years' time.
We also considered the pressures on our town. These include Crossrail, the need for more housing and what this means for services, how our shops can respond to competition and the internet age, and what is needed to restore a sense of community.
There are many ideas about how to manage these pressures. The forum can’t dictate the answers, but what it can do is to set out what we, the residents, businesses and visitors to the centre, would like to see. These views can then influence what actually happens.
To do this we looked at the choices and your preferences. These will decide policies to guide and control those who will seek to invest in and develop the centre. This is what a neighbourhood plan is for.
The Issues and Options public consultation Your Town - Your Plan was the second stage of public discussion to decide those policies. While we cannot change the strategic direction already set by the London Mayor and Ealing Council, we can set priorities for local implementation.
Over 300 of you sent us your views. The questions and a summary of your answers are set out on the following pages. These will guide us to ensure that the policies in the Neighbourhood Plan will reflect the view of local people.