I was told that an application to list the building was on the point of being submitted. Can anyone substantiate this?
Tricia Arbuthnot ● 172d17 Comments
And it is not the first time it has happened and strangely they often seem to happen over school holidays/bank holiday weekendshttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/property-developers-told-rebuild-london-pub-brick-brick-after-illegally-knocking-it-down-10409383.htmlI agree about the lack of local community space.
Philippa Bond ● 169d
It’s the loss of community space that’s the real issue. There will be a new nursery there but the rest will be flats, and small ones at that. Let’s hope they take more care with the construction than they did with the demolition.
Simon Hayes ● 170d
I think as permission had been given to redevelop and the building was no longer being used as a church then it is unlikely the building would be put back up unless somehow it got listed retrospectively.
Tricia Arbuthnot ● 170d
It was a pretty little place from the outside and the garden had gone a little wild. (I remember there was a bench which was disappearing under a climber.)I was going to post about the pub unlawfully demolished which the judge ordered to be rebuilt brick by brick but Philip Coe above has beaten me to it. That pub has now been reopened.
Philippa Bond ● 170d
If there's any chance whatsoever for various interested parties to make a nice little earner, that's exactly what would happen. 😆 Ealing, it's The New Croydon!
Rosco White ● 170d
I did wonder if the council would order the church to be rebuilt and then grant permission for it to be knocked down properly.
Simon Hayes ● 170d
Maybe the owners will have to rebuild to its original style as with that pub in Maida Vale (https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/carlton-tavern-hopeful-new-landlords-rebuild-6886220)?
Philip Coe ● 171d
On the plus side, demolishing a church might bring the wrath of god down on the heads of those responsible!
Simon Hayes ● 171d
The original green painted Concrete Plant in the Goods Rail Yard off Horn Lane was seemingly demolished several years back without any permissions whatsoever, and it created an horrendous pollution "Black" reading level of 10 out of 10 for several days. The filthy cloud of thick dust had to be seen to be believed, it was incredibly unhealthy.Numerous & strenuous complaints were made to various Authorities, and they did .............. NOTHING.This is standard these days.Maybe any church demolition action is above board, fine, but IF there has been an unlawful act and it remains unpunished then it is just one more example of a gradual & fundamental breakdown permeating "Authority" and generating more rot in the system.Thing is, we are now used to such things as normal nowadays.
Rosco White ● 171d
Thanks for the information David.I’m told the HSE and fire service have attended, as have the council and it’s now been escalated to senior management. Though that might not mean much with this council.At least they didn’t burn it down, which was the preferred methodology for unscrupulous builders in previous times.
Simon Hayes ● 171d
This is absolutely shocking. I had a look yesterday and it looks like a bombsite.It’s definitely worth taking this further.Anyone affected by the building collapse could consider these steps if they have not already done so: 1) Report the incident to Ealing Council. Because it relates to a “dangerous structure”, Building Control is your best bet on 020 8825 8230. The more people who report this, the better. You can also email Building Control at email@example.com) You should also report the incident to the HSE (Health & Safety Executive). HSE’s brief covers building sites. You can call them on 0300 003 1647.3) You could also let the media know:BBC London: firstname.lastname@example.orgITV News London: email@example.comEvening Standard: firstname.lastname@example.org (020 3615 2500)The key details appear to be these: Nature of incident: Building collapse adjacent to public highway; possible release of asbestos; permission for demolition not granted.Location of incident: 51 Carlyle Road and 29A Junction Rd, Ealing, London W5 4XP (note: give both addresses because it’s a split site and only one of them is likely to have been used for the planning application).Developer: “Luxgrove Homes”. This is part of “Luxgrove Capital Partners”.“Luxgrove Homes” gives its address as:Top Floor, 125 Gloucester Rd, London, SW7 4TEinfo@luxgrovehomes.com0203 500 4625The directors of Luxgrove Capital Partners are William Durrell McKenna, Marko Mikac and Lachlan Alexander Ross, according to Companies House.This is a serious and important issue and it deserves much wider attention.Good luck!
David Marshall ● 171d
We all know what is going on here. It happens so often and councils do nothing about it. The builders are more likely to get a fine for parking their van in a residents bay.
Christine Mulligan ● 171d
It was OK a few years ago, a very quaint building very much in the aesthetic blend of the rest of junction roads older buildings.But it does look like it's been deliberately run down over the last 16 months and these are generally well built structures with regular inspections due to public use.Peoples homes of a similar age rarely collapse even when well neglected over a long time.
Raymond Havelock ● 172d
Pleasant enough building but I doubt the external architecture would warrant a listing - but perhaps something special on the internal finishes?Whatever the last time I walked by, albeit a year or so ago, it did not look like it was on the verge of collapse without a little outside help.
Philip Coe ● 172d
They certainly hadn’t had permission to demolish. The application for that only went in on April 9 and a decision was still pending.Does Ealing still have a listed building process? I think they got rid of the Conservation Officer role some years ago.Whatever happens there’s going to be a dusty mess on that site for a while!
Simon Hayes ● 172d