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Welcome to Notting Hill Housing’s consultation website for the Western Avenue sites.

Notting Hill is one of the most innovative housing associations in the UK and one of the largest property developers in London. We offer high quality housing across the private sale and rental, shared ownership and affordable rental markets.

Notting Hill Housing has purchased five sites along the A40, Western Avenue, in Ealing to deliver much needed, high quality housing. There will be affordable and market housing ranging from apartments to larger homes for families.

Our Vision for the Western Avenue sites

Notting Hill Housing, with the professional development team, will work up housing proposals for the North and East sites over the coming months. These proposals will be submitted to Ealing Council as a planning application next summer.

Through excellent and innovative design, our vision is to create high quality new homes while enhancing the green corridor and complementing the surrounding residential areas. We will ensure that good environmental standards are achieved to make this a safe and healthy place to live.

These sites have been empty for some time as the previous housing was demolished to make way for an earlier proposal to widen the A40. Transport for London bought these sites, as well as a number of others, along the A40 through Compulsory Purchase in the early 1990s. However, the scheme is not going forward and so all of the sites are being sold.

Notting Hill Housing is the first to purchase five of the available 13 sites along the A40. Nevertheless, Ealing Council and Transport for London’s vision for all 13 sites is that any development will maintain and enhance the green corridor and make provision for improved pedestrian and cycle routes.

Ealing Council is now in the process of reallocating the sites purchased by Notting Hill Housing.

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'Meet the Builder' drop-in events, 14 March and 15 March 2017

Durkan, a leading contractor in London, has been appointed as the main contractor for the development proposed by Notting Hill Housing on Western Avenue, A40. Durkan will soon be starting works on two housing developments along the Western Avenue, Sites 1, 2 and 3 and 11 and 12.

We are holding two ‘Meet the Builder’ drop-in events that will provide an opportunity for local residents to meet the project team and get information regarding:

• The scope of works – what we are building
• The project programme – including key milestones
• Our logistics strategy – for example, how we will control traffic movements
• Our communication strategy
• Local training and employment opportunities.

The first drop-in event will be for Sites 11 and 12, near Foster Road, Gibbon Road and Glendun Road, and will be on Tuesday 14 March 2017, 4pm to 7pm, held at St Dunstan’s Church Hall, Friars Place Lane, London, W3 7AW.

The second drop-in event will be for Sites 1, 2 and 3, near Allan Way, Court Way and Park View, and will be on Wednesday 15 March 2017, 4pm to 6.30pm, held at North Acton Playing Fields, Eastfields Road, London, W3 0JF.

In the meantime, if you have any queries please do contact Kevin by email at Kevin.OConnor@durkan.co.uk or by phone on 020 8619 9674.

Squatters on Western Avenue sites update, 9 June 2016

We have identified a contractor to carry out the clearance works on the site. They have already started work and are making good progress. We hope to have most of the sites cleared in the next week or so. Once the clearance has been completed, we will be arranging for further security deterrents to be installed to protect the sites, such as concrete crush and 10 tonne blocks at the entrances. We are planning to have these in place as quickly after they have been cleared as possible.

Squatters on Western Avenue sites update, 2 June 2016

Further to the information we circulated last week, I am pleased to let you know that Notting Hill Housing has been successful in evicting the squatters on all of our sites in Acton.  

Yesterday morning, we worked with the Police, a High Court Sherriff and security teams to clear the sites of squatters. We are now taking further security measures to ensure the travellers are not able to return.

The squatters have left behind a considerable amount of refuse and we are in the process of engaging a clean-up team to remove all the litter etc.  This may take a few weeks to complete, but we are trying to progress this as soon as we can. 

Once the refuse has been removed, we will be installing large concrete blocks at the entrances to the sites to prevent unauthorised vehicles being able to enter.  

Many thanks for bearing with us over the past few weeks and please do contact Jessica Stewart in the future if you have any queries about the sites on 020 7125 0421 and jessicas@commcommuk.com.  Please also contact Jessica if you would like to register for updates.

Tom Shewry at Notting Hill Housing 

Squatters on Western Avenue sites, 23 May 2016

In the past few weeks, squatters have gained illegal access to the following sites owned by Notting Hill Housing along the A40, Western Avenue:

Sites 2 & 3 – Bound by Allan Way, Court Way and Parkview
Site 12 – Bound by Foster Road and Glendun Road.

I am writing to reassure you that as legal owners of all three sites, Notting Hill Housing has begun legal proceedings to remove the squatters. This process is likely to take between four (best case) and 12 (worst case) weeks for sites 2 & 3 and hopefully no longer than two to three weeks for Site 12.

Once we have taken back control of the sites we will ensure a clean-up is undertaken if necessary and security is upgraded to prevent squatters returning.

We will issue updates by email and letter weekly until the squatting situation has been resolved. Please contact Jessica Stewart, details below, to be added to our database for updates. We will also be updating our website, www.westernavenuesites.co.uk, regularly.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Stewart at Comm Comm UK on 020 7125 0421 or jessicas@commcommuk.com.

Planning Application Now Submitted

Following consultation events with the community in 2013, 2014 and earlier this year, Notting Hill Housing submitted planning applications to London Borough of Ealing for the redevelopment of five sites along the A40. 

The proposals seek to develop 180 new homes across five sites together with a retail unit on site one. Notting Hill Housing intends to develop a mixture of housing, including affordable rent, shared ownership and market housing. 

Two applications have been submitted to London Borough of Ealing one for sites 1,2 and 3 situated between Kathleen Avenue and Park View and another for sites 11 and 12 situated between Glendun Road and Gibbon Road. 

Notting Hill Housing began its programme of community engagement on the proposals in October 2013. Three rounds of public exhibitions have been held along with meetings with local groups. The consultation has been successful in informing the design and many elements of the scheme, including increasing the amount of landscaping on the green corridor, reducing the height of some buildings, moving balconies to avoid overlooking, moving most of the car parking spaces into a undercroft car park, increasing amenity space and providing a retail unit on one of the sites. 

The applications can be found on the Council's website by searching the following reference numbers: 

• PP/2015/3238 - Sites 1,2 and 3
• PP/2015/3265 - Sites 11 and 12. 

Comments should be submitted direct to the Council. 

First Public Consultation Event held on 10 October 2013

Please click here to view exhibition boards from the first consultation event held at the Ramada on Western Avenue on 10 October 2013.

Thank you for all of your feedback so far. We have received many helpful comments and will take these on board wherever possible. We are continuing to develop our designs, which we look forward to showing the local community at our next consultation event in early 2014

 

Second Public Consultation Event
held on 8 & 10 July 2014

Please click here to view the exhibition boards from the consultation events held at St Dunstan’s Church on 8 July 2014 and North Acton Playing Fields Pavilion on 10 July 2014.

Thank you for all of your feedback so far. We have received many helpful comments and will take these on board wherever possible. We are continuing to develop our designs, which we look forward to showing the local community at our next consultation event in Autumn 2014 .

Final Public Exhibition held on 5 and 7 February 2015

Please click here to view the exhibition boards from the consultation events held at North Acton Playing Fields Pavilion on 5 February 2015 and St Gabriel’s Church on 7 February 2015.

The final proposals are the result of consultation with the local community, with the Council and Transport for London.  We have listened to community feedback throughout the process and as a direct result we have adapted our designs to maximise family houses, maintain and enhance the landscaped area of the green corridor, provide an appropriate number of parking spaces and deliver new homes that complement the local area.

North Acton Pavilion is located in North Acton Playing Field on Eastfields Road, W3 0AA. There is parking available nearby and it is a five minute walk from West Acton and North Acton Underground Station and Acton Main Line Station. St Gabriel’s Church is located on Noel Road, W3 0JD. There is parking available on the street nearby and it is also a five minute walk from West Acton and North Acton Underground Station and Acton Main Line Station.

If you are unable to attend but would like further information, please do contact Jessica Stewart on jessicas@commcommuk.com or on 020 7125 0421.