Our little cull de sac Community was a happy and friendly place to live ,noticed by many and treasured by the local residents. It now lies in tatters by unable to follow planning rules to be followed even making promises to obey the agreed rules and conditions the developers signed for and documented by solicitors.Shame be upon EALING gov for turning a blind eye to such developers .Is this just negligence ? or shall we call a Spade a Spade..
Oswald Whittle ● 154d5 Comments
It's "cul de sac", literally "bottom of the sack". Neck would be something like "col" or "cou".To get back to the subject of Ealing's neglicence on planning matters, it would seem that harm was done to a particular area due to the Council's failure to insist that developers abide by planning rules or promises. It would be interesting to know what exactly happened.
F N Salmon ● 145d
Mr Conneller, some people are more senior than others, some simply struggle on a computer (or phone etc).Others may have superior knowledge about a subject.It is not very nice to belittle someone publicly regarding their grammar or knowledge
Peter Yale ● 149d
"cul de sac", please, "not cull de sac". French for "neck of sack". No sacks were culled!
Brian F Conneller ● 149d
It seems deliberate. It seems that the present Council, especially under it's recently departed leader Julian Bell, like to endear themselves to developers at the expense of the people that live in the borough. Examples of this are: - there is no money for planning notification letters, but there is money for an indemnity for Mastcraft, if they do not get permission to bastasdize Ealing Town Hall. To date, Ealing Council, seem to take it for granted that everybody in the borough is able and computer literate, therefore there is no need for Planning Notification Letters to be sent to people in properties affected by a development.In the summer of 2015, Julian Bell, when he was the Council Leader got rid of Planning Notification Letters. He told me, just after the 2015 General Election, he was getting rid of them because he did not have the money for this public service because of "Tory cuts". Yet he had, it seems all the time and money in the world to endear himself to developers. Examples of this include the proposed Percival House and Manor Road redevelopments that would not provide very much needed family housing, or publishing of the Ealing in London magazine. Being a virtual signalling officious feudal social engineer, it seems, is/was more important to him and his sycophants within the ruling cohort, than it is to serve the public that elected him. That means keeping the people and public informed. Yellow Notices on lamp posts in themselves are not enough. Planning Notification Letters should be reintroduced/brought back.Another reason why it seems deliberate is that no planning application can go to the Planning Committee, if it has less than fifty housing units. This move was approved by the Labour run council in early 2016. However, if a ward councillors raises concerns, than it could go to committee. But this could be over ruled by the Chair of the Planning Committee. After the local elections in 2018, the then Council Leader Julian Bell appointed Cllr. Shital Manro as chair of that committee. This is like Adolf Hitler appointing Martin Bormann as his deputy in 1941, when Rudolf Hess, his then deputy, flew off to Scotland, on a "peace mission". Martin Bormann was chosen by Hitler because he would execute the Fuhrer's will without him being too involved. The same thing applied to Julian Bell appointing Shital Manro as Chair of the Planning Committee. Things have changed recently, Peter Mason, Julian Bell's one time protege, it seemed, has become the new Council Leader. Peter Mason has appointed Shital Manro into the Ealing Cabinet, as member for good growth. Hopefully, this does not mean that he is member for penis enlargement, meaning that more death trap tower blocks will be erected across the borough, as is already happened/happining around North Acton/Gipsy Corner or will be happening along Bollo Lane, as examples. I don't know who the new chair of the Planning Committee will be.It seems that Ealing Council's negligence in planning matters has been deliberate. To date, endearing themselves to developers has been more important than serving the people, which includes informing them of proposed developments and overseeing them if they get planning permission.
Anthony Hawran ● 150d