Gypsy Corner Hotel and Flats Approved
Despite local opposition green light given to development
Ealing Council has approved controversial plans for a hotel and flats at Gypsy Corner.
The application for a six- storey 100 bedroom hotel and two blocks of flats at the junction of Horn Lane and Western Avenue, went before committee last week. Eight Labour councillors voted for the scheme and two Conservatives against.
Residents have been angered by the proposals and protested at the site visit in May and outside the planning committee meeting last Wednesday (3rd June) .
They're concerned with what they say is the total overdevelopment of the area - which has an already high pollution level.
The Secretary of State (SofS) has put the application on hold so that he has more time to assess it and decide whether to call it in.
An Ealing Council spokesperson said :
''I can confirm the council has written to the Department for Communities and Local Government to advise the Secretary of State (SofS) that, subject to the holding direction being withdrawn, we would approve the application with conditions. The SofS is still considering the call in request and we await their formal response.''
11th June 2015