Northolt West End forum notes (October 2018)

White Hart Hotel
Developers latest design for a White Hart Hotel

Councillors and residents met at the new Middlesex FA HQ in Rectory Park on Tuesday night (2nd October 2018).

Notes from the meeting can be found below:

Safer Neighbourhood Police

There are a number of homeless residents in the ward who are also street beggars.  There will be a walkabout with St. Mungo’s and Ealing Council to identify their needs and try to support them.

Burglaries are currently down.  However, with a number of festivities including Diwali, Haloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas and New Year’s, it is crucial that residents think about home and personal security.

Motor vehicle continues to be high as it is elsewhere.  Residents are reminded to not leave items on display.

The team can be contacted on 020 8721 2770.

More about local crime statistics and contact details for the team can be found HERE

Talk Future Ealing

The Council’s Chief Executive presented about the challenges facing the council and how residents can play their part.  You can take part in this important consultation

Talk Future Ealing

Rectory Park – New Middlesex FA Facilities

A verbal update was provided about the new facilities.  You can read more about them here:

Northolt to become home of Middlesex Football

LIDL

Lidl received planning consent in January, construction started on site on 6th August. New store will create up to 40 new jobs. Build is expected to take 6 months with an opening planned for early 2019.

To ensure the free flow of traffic, both car parking and cycle parking will be included as part of the development. Parking bays extend to 72 standard bays, 5 Blue Badged bays and 7 parent and children bays. For cyclists there will be 12 long stay cycle parking bays at the rear of the building and a further 24 short stay cycle parking bays at various locations on the site. Existing cycle and pedestrian access to the site will be improved. In addition 8 Blue Badges bays will be added close to the construction site and 16 bays for electric charging points. £10,000 will be allocated towards traffic models for the White Hart Roundabout and exploring the possibility of reducing the congestion on the White Hart Roundabout.

Construction will also include some soft landscaping at the north and west end of the store on council owned land.

The site will have one rapid active vehicle charging point to cover 2 parking spaces, to make it possible to charge electric vehicles.

£43,000 of S106 will go towards a transport plan, paying for an accident remedial scheme and bus stop improvements on Ruislip Road.

WHITE HART HOTEL

Developers submitted a planning application in June, there were some missing documents, mostly reports and assessments. A revised application with the additional information was handed in two weeks ago, developers are waiting for the application to be validated so as they can start consulting.
In response to the feedback received at the last ward forum meeting, the number of parking spaces were increased from 32 to 39.  A robust transport plan was developed in partnership with transport policy to minimise disruption during construction.  The impact of the north-west gardens was addressed, angled windows have been included, assessments have indicated there would not be an unreasonable impact on residential properties.

Improvements to the underpass that goes through the roundabout will be considered as part of the S106 agreement.

Details of their submission can be found here: https://www.thewhiteharthotel.org/