Ealing Labour vote to build on West Twyford's last green space
Last night, Ealing Labour councillors voted against the wishes of local residents and approved plans to build on the Twyford Abbey site, which is not only metropolitan open land but also the last green space in West Twyford.
Ever since plans for this development came to light last year, Hanger Hill Conservative Councillors Fabio Conti and Gregory Stafford have been working closely with local residents to oppose the proposal including attending meetings between residents and the developer to raise objections, joining the community at a protest and speaking at the planning committee against the application.
Not only is the scale of the proposals unacceptable, 326 units up to six stories high, but it is the removal of 150 trees including an area of woodland that is all meant to be protected which really demonstrates what a shocking plan this is.
Councillors Fabio Conti and Gregory Stafford said, “We are extremely disappointed with the Labour planning committee members voting to approve the application that will see over 150 established trees being removed to make way for this development on West Twyford’s last green space.
This proposal not only goes against protections in place to protect metropolitan open land but also the council’s own objectives to re-grow and re-wild our borough. Ealing Labour talks big about protecting green space but when it comes to it, they fail to deliver.