by Nigel Bakhai on 18 January, 2013
Residents living around Southdown Avenue or visitors to the Elthorne Park extension, may have noticed signs up for a new school at the Eversheds Sports and Social Club site in Wyke Gardens in Hanwell.
Eden School who were previously based at Eastcote Lane in Northolt before Christmas have now moved into the premises in early January and opened up a school with up to 50 pupils. This represents a change of use from D2 (leisure) to D1 (education) and as a result they have been investigated by the Planning Enforcement Team at Ealing Council.
In order to address this breach of planning control, the Council asked the owners of the site and the School Headteacher to submit a planning application seeking retention of the new use. However, the owners of the site have failed to submit a planning application within two months of the school moving in. As a result, the Planning Enforcement officer has now issued a warning letter to the owners reminding them of the need for planning permission for the change of use and advising them that if a planning application is not submitted within the next 21 days, the Council would be left with no alternative but to consider enforcement action.Leave a comment