Perivale Residents Hold Public Meeting to Protest Against the Proposed High Rise Development on the Tesco Garage Site

 At a packed meeting of probably 200 or more concerned residents at Perivale Community Centre, organised by the  “Perivale Residents Against High Rise” group, chaired by John Mullane who was ably assisted by three members of his committee, we were brought up to date on what had been happening with this development.  We were told that Amro, the developers, had not properly complied with their statutory obligations consult with the community and there was very strong feeling expressed by nearly everybody that this development was out of place in Perivale which was a close knit community of mainly 1930s semi-detached houses with little over 4 storeys.  The usual fears were expressed about the affect of the development of 305 rental homes, housing probably 1000+ people, on the local infrastructure and facilities, traffic, transport and overlooking and loss of privacy to the many residential roads surrounding the 22 story tower.  It was pointed out that while many people might not have heard of Perivale, as soon as the Hoover building was mentioned, everyone knew where it was.  This iconic 1932  GradeII* listed building was one of, if not the most famous Art Deco Buildings in England and to overshadow it by the massive tower planned behind it was felt to be totally out of keeping.  The developer had given assurances that the central 22 storey tower would not be visible from the walkway in front of the building, something they appear to have achieved baby lowering the ceiling height of the flats while retaining the number of storeys.  This has to be checked and the development towering over the Hoover Building would, of course, be quite visible from the A40 and further south.  A copy of an article setting out the position in the previous day's Evening Standard was produced:

https://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/hoover-building-flats-…

 One of the committee members said he could not emphasise enough how important numbers were and urged everyone to lodge their objections on the Ealing planning portal if they had not already done so and to get everyone they knew to do the same.  It was stressed that comments should be limited to the tick box objections which were relevant grounds that the Council would have to take into consideration:

https://pam.ealing.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?act…

There is also an on line petition which already has well over 2000 signatures:

https://www.change.org/p/ealing-council-stop-the-over-development-of-pe…

Amro ModelExisting Garage