Public Inquiry Into St. Alban's Church Development

The hearing starts on Tuesday 29 January in Ealing

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The controversial St Albans Church planning application will be the subject of a Planning Inquiry for three days.

The Public Inquiry will take place at Pitzhanger Manor, Mattock Lane, Ealing. W5 5EQ on Tuesday 29th January. It will start at 10am and is scheduled to last three days.

If anyone wishes to speak at the Inquiry they will to register their interest at the opening by attending on the Tuesday morning, otherwise they will not get a chance to contribute.

Ealing Council last year refused permission to a planning application for a residential development at the St. Alban's Church site in South Parade, Chiswick.

The current application is to convert the disused church into ten residential flats and add 2 two-storey buildings to the site.

Local residents’ groups and councillors have been campaigning to have the Church building and site retained for community use.

Alternative uses to a residential development included a school, a theatre, or use by a number of interested churches including the Armenian Church, Antiochian Orthodox Church, or Polish Catholic Church.

The St. Alban's Community Association, (SACA) the group who have been coordinating the campaign to stop the planning application from being agreed and to ensure viable community uses for the site is expected to attend the hearing along with local residents and Liberal Democrat councillors.

January 25, 2013