Southall Gasworks plans turned down

National Grid’s planning application to build nearly 4,000 homes on the Southall Gasworks site has been turned down.

The plans had included a school and medical centre, as well as the homes, and had attracted a fair level of oposition, not just from within Ealing. LB Hillingdon had expressed concerns about the traffic impact on the Hayes bypass, and the economic impact on Hayes Town Centre.

Ealing Council had previously deferred the decision, to allow more discussion about the affordable housing content of the scheme.

Phil Edwards of National Grid told the Ealing Gazette: “We are disappointed by the decision made by the planning committee. We believe that the proposals would bring significant benefits to Southall, regenerating a derelict site and making a large investment into the local area. We will be reviewing the determination and will make a decision on our next steps in due course.”

See previous coverage.

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