Mayor Backs Ealing Council's Perceval House Decision

GLA report states benefits of scheme outweigh 'less than substantial' harm

A visualisation of the Perceval House redevelopment with Sadiq Khan. Picture: Red Block Rebels
A visualisation of the Perceval House redevelopment with Sadiq Khan. Picture: Red Block Rebels

Campaigners hoping the Mayor of London would block Ealing Council’s application to redevelop the Perceval House site have been disappointed.

Sadiq Khan delegated the decision to Deputy Mayor Jules Pipe who wrote to Ealing Council on 24 May informing it that the Greater London Authority (GLA) had no objections to the proposal which includes a 26 storey tower as well as 447 flats.

Those opposed to the scheme had been hopeful that the Mayor would refuse the scheme or call it in meaning a public hearing would have been held on

The GLA officer’s report said the proposed used for this ‘well-connected site within a Metropolitan town centre’ are ‘strongly supported’. The impact on local heritage assets was described as ‘less than substantial harm’.

While the height of the buildings was ‘not strictly in full accordance’ with London Plan policies it was this was outweighed by the public benefits of the scheme. The height was described as ‘broadly in line with planning policy in this highly accessible town centre location’ and the visual and environmental impacts were deemed to be acceptable.

An additional 557 objections to the scheme were sent directly to the Mayor on top of more than two thousand which were made at the time of the original application.

The application will now be subject to the approval of the Secretary of State.

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May 28, 2021