Planning inquiry into Ealing’s controversial “Arcadia” development cancelled

An inquiry into the controversial “Arcadia” development at 9-42 The Broadway has been cancelled according to Save Ealing Centre. Here’s their tweet:

The inquiry was due to begin today. This appears a victory for local campaigners who have fought long and hard against the demolition of a large number of Victorian buildings in the centre of Ealing. It’s believed that land owners Benson Elliot recently sold to British Land.

One of the few planned buildings to be retained

Whether this is a short term stay of execution remains to be seen. British Land have some large scale developments in planning at the moment. There’s currently a consultation into plans at Rotherhithe and Canada Water with a number of towers planned there. 

Here’s how the proposed development would have looked from Ealing Broadway station:




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