What future do you want to see for Ealing’s town centre? Now is the time to have your say, in our survey of the choices for the developing neighbourhood plan.
The Central Ealing Neighbourhood Forum has reached a new stage in its development of policies for the plan for central Ealing, with the launch of our Issues & Options consultation.
The Forum was set up in 2012 to give local people and businesses a voice in changing our town for the better. It brings together residents, community groups, businesses and other key stakeholders, aiming to make Ealing a vital, thriving and sustainable centre.
Under the Localism Act, the Forum has the power to create a local plan. This means that all of us can have a greater say in how our area should change and develop over time, whether we live, work, shop or study here. It can affect where shops, offices, housing and community facilities should be, and how they should look and feel.
A Neighbourhood Plan
…is mainly about how land should be used and developed. Its policies can influence decisions on future planning applications. But in putting it together, the Forum can also stimulate projects which help to build a stronger, more inclusive community.
The Neighbourhood Forum is creating our own plan for the change we want to see in Ealing. Local residents and businesses working together are overseeing its delivery, and everyone can take part. It's free to all who live, work, study or just visit here to join and to contribute ideas.
The Forum wants to hear from you now. We’ve just launched our second round of discussions on what should be covered in our Plan, called "Your Town – Your Plan", at the Ealing Festival (see the picture above of the Mayor visiting our joint stall with CEPAC).
Do have a look at the choices we have set out. You may think we've missed some obvious things, or have got the wrong idea about what people want. Let us know, so that we can consider all ideas before the next stage of policy development.
Log on to our web site, www.centralealingforum.com, to take part in the survey. If you know anyone who can only complete it on paper, copies can be picked up at the Central Library or at the Town Hall reception.