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Last chance to react to construction of 8,100 homes at The Green Quarter

Tue 21 Nov 2023
Southall residents have until 22 November 2023, to submit responses to an Ealing Council planning application from Berkeley Group, the developers of The Green Quarter.

The application outlines ambitious plans for constructing 8,100 homes on the site, featuring eight new buildings, including one towering at 27 storeys, along with two others at 18 and 19 storeys.

To review the application, visit and enter the reference 234110OUT.


The proposal encompasses outline planning permission for the demolition of existing structures, comprehensive phased redevelopment to accommodate new homes (Use Class C3), flexible commercial uses (Use Classes E and F1, and Sui Generis drinking establishment), education uses (Use Class F1(a)), a new sports hall (Class E), basement, energy centre, associated cycle and vehicle parking, landscaping, public realm open space, children’s play space, and site preparation works.

The application, submitted to Ealing Council on 10 October 2023, comes after a local consultation conducted by Berkeley Group during the summer.

Initially proposing an additional 5,000 homes on top of the existing 2,538 in phases 1-3, the developer now aims to further increase that number by nearly 600 homes, potentially reaching a total of 8,100 homes on the site.


Local residents have begun expressing concerns, asserting that the existing infrastructure is insufficient to support such a substantial development.

The development was constructed on the former Southall Gasworks site, and local residents insist that there are STILL potential health hazards among residents living in the vicinity of the brownfield site.

While concerns about brownfield land development have been raised, the developers assert that the land has undergone remediation.

At the Dominion Centre, in July 2019, that is almost 4 years ago, Ealing Council Leader Julian Bell said that the soil hospital work is over. Yet to this day, people can still smell the stench. Many outsiders can testify to this. Dr. Ian Mudway, a senior lecturer in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, on recent site visit, is one of them.


The Green Quarter (by the canal side), conjures up a pleasant image. yet resident residents say this is far from the truth.

In 2020, The Guardian did a report on the Southall Gasworks site – Is my neighbourhood ‘poisoning’ me? Living in the shadow of a gasworks redevelopment. 27 thosand people have viewed the video.

The family on one resident have been suffering for years. The council will not move them out of their hell house. If they leave by themselves, they will be classed as making themselves intentionally homeless.


Residents insist that the new proposal, which seeks to more than double the number of new homes, lacks affordability for the average Southall resident. They point out the disparity in average incomes compared to wealthier boroughs and highlighted the impracticality of individuals earning £18,000 per year affording £1,500 per month in rent.

The original plan was for the construction of 3,750 new homes (with 30% designated as affordable housing.

Residents ask "Where is the infrastructure to support it?"

In July 2023 the developer wanted to increase the number 7,500.

Residents ask "Where is the infrastructure to support it?"

In July 2023 the developer wanted to increase the number 8,100.

Residents ask "Where is the infrastructure to support it?"


This new housing is NOT affordable for the average Southall resident. This new housing won’t cater for the local needs. It will make little difference to the numbers on the Councils housing list.

If the local residents do not benefit, who does?

Will this transform the public perception of Southall from being viewed as 'a place to leave' to 'a place to live, work, and stay'?

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