Perivale residents say no to high rises. Protect the heritage of the Hoover building.

Perivale residents say no to high rises. Protect the heritage of the Hoover building.

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E Grundy started this petition to Ealing Council and

This is a continuation of the petition "Stop the over development of Perivale" made to reflect AMRO's continuing determination to build a high rise at the back of the Hoover building. Please sign and share.

In September 2019, Ealing council's planning committee rejected plans for a part 22 storey, part 10 storeys high rise that would have been built on the site of the petrol station at Tesco, Perivale. These plans were in part rejected because of the detrimental effect the high rise would have on the view of the Grade II* listed Hoover building.

Amro Living have now come back with revised plans. The height of the building has been reduced to 15 storeys, alongside the original 10 storey part.  The lowering of the high rise means the building would not affect the view of the Hoover building from directly opposite it, on the A40. However the 15 storey high rise would still be visible from miles around and its close proximity to the Hoover building would still overshadow its beauty. In essence, although you may not be able to see the new development from directly opposite the Hoover building it would still be visible from all other angles and it would still overshadow it. 

At the latest consultation meeting a representative admitted that the high rise would still be visible from all other angles and yet I was also told that local residents 'wouldn't be able to see the high rise' from their houses. This is nonsense as those residents living on the boundary of the development would most certainly have their light and privacy compromised by such a large building.

The proposed building is far too high and not at all in keeping with the local residential housing which is mostly 1930's semi detached houses. The Hoover building should stand alone as being the placemarker of Perivale. It is an iconic building and does not need a faux Art Deco high rise immediately behind it. 

There are already over subscribed schools and doctors surgeries in Perivale. When challenged about this the development representatives said money would be available. However money cannot increase a physical space when there is no space. There is no more room in Perivale to build a new school.

The building of the Wiltern will lead to increased traffic in the local area. The roads are already gridlocked and the residents frustrated by the prospect of even more traffic. For a development of 280 flats, only 45 car parking spaces would be available. The developers envisage a car free utopia - not at all realistic and something that will lead to car owners living in these flats parking in surrounding roads. The central line is one of the most overcrowded lines on the London underground network and trains that pull into Perivale station at peak times are already packed. Another 500+ residents using either cars or the underground not sustainable.

Acoording to The Wiltern website, the car park at Tesco is "an unappealing brownfield site". It's a functional well used petrol station and car park! 

We urge Ealing Council to reject any plans to build this high rise - overdevelopment is rife in West London - we don't want Perivale to be part of this. The local infrastructure cannot sustain any further housing/building work of this huge scale. 

This project is an example of profit over the needs of the local community.
 
 

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