New proposals for West Ealing development

Wed 27 February 2013, 7:17 pm

Housing association Family Mosaic has drawn up new proposals for a 44-home development on the site of a warehouse in West Ealing.

The plans, lodged on behalf of Family Mosaic by agent CMA Planning, propose a stepped four-, five-, and six-storey building at the site of Manor Works, in Manor Road.

Rivalling an earlier scheme from another applicant for a seven-storey development featuring 24 live-work units and a further 14 homes, Family Mosaic’s proposals would comprise eight one-bedroom units, 27 two-bedroom units, and nine three-bedroom homes.

In a supporting letter submitted with the application, CMA director Tim Gaskell said the proposals formed a high-quality, sustainable development that would benefit the local area.

“As it currently stands, the site represents a highly inefficient use of land that is indefensible in light of current planning guidance,” he said.

“The existing building detracts from the character and appearance of the adjoining area.

“The proposed development offers the opportunity for a ‘win-win’ outcome whereby new, high-quality housing can be provided in a highly sustainable manner, which would enhance the character and appearance of the area generally.”

Gaskell said the latest proposals offered “significant benefits” over the currently approved scheme for the site and had “an improved standard of residential accommodation”, despite similar massing.

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