A NEW threat has emerged for the 400 objections who last year stopped a rare 1912 Arts & Crafts house from being demolished in the Hanwell Village Green Conservation Area. 

The proposal was to replace it with six flats and two houses at 178 Church Road. 

Objectors included James Murray, MP for Ealing North, ward councillors and amenity groups. 

Now, though, a new planning application has been filed and battle is being resumed. 

People in Hanwell and beyond are being urged to object by December 8 to stop 60 per cent of the gardens being replaced by two semi-detached houses, while the Arts & Crafts house would be converted into two flats.

If the plan passes, it will require the removal of 18 mature trees, a 200-ft long hedge, shrubs and greenery. 

Jeanette Grose, who lives close to 178 Church Road, argues it will set a worrying precedent for backland housing and over-development.

She said: “We have a duty to protect and improve our community by cherishing our historic housing and gardens.

“Hanwell Village Green’s conservation area is defined by spacious plots and greenery.  I urge anyone with a love of heritage and gardens, to object to this planning application.”


Application ref 216269 FUL.