Jerome is counting on you
South Acton Community Allotment at Jerome needs your help with to protect the allotments from more overshadowing due to changes in consented regeneration.
Jerome allotments are situated next to Hanbury Road, South Acton. This vibrant site of 18 plots and community area is threatened by redevelopment of adjacent housing. Recent changes to London planning guidance has allowed the developer to apply for a revised planning approval request that will allow a higher density of housing, which will dramatically change the allotment facility.
For a more details please read the evidence submitted to Ealing Council planning committee by the Site Manager, Jon Skoyles set out at Jerome website
What you can do?
To register your support in opposing these developments please sign up to the Petition. There is a planning meeting early September, 2018, so do it now.
Write to your local councellor
Please see suggestions from Jerome website
What is happening
It has been recognised, and accepted, for sometime that plans to regenerate the South Acton housing estate would impact the site. The present threat, however, is a revised set of proposals submitted by the developers that threaten its very existence as a viable site. Jerome have set up a petition urging Ealing Council to reject these latest proposals and is seeking the support of the Ealing allotment community.
In summary the housing at Jerome Tower and Buchan House will be replaced by four large housing blocks and two houses. The area to be built on uses the existing allotment gardens. The effect the existing allotment site entirely built on. An new garden area is proposed which is half the existing area, is fragmented into small patches of ground, and will be in shadow from new buildings most of the day.
Given that large parts of the proposed new allotment gardens are currently under concrete, the net effect of the development would be to replace a thriving community allotment site into an extended corridor only 5-10 metres wide. The available are will be hemmed in on one side by a row of tower blocks and the other by high walls from neighbouring gardens, creating a shady wind tunnel totally unsuited for growing fruit and vegetables. A final irony, the name of the new development is "Acton Gardens"!
Ealing & Hanwell (Boston Road) Allotment Association
Annual Show, Saturday 8th September 2018
The Polygon, St Mary's Church, W5
Open to allallotment holders and local residents inEaling, Hanwell and Acton.
Join us to view the exhibits and for tea and cakes and araffle from 4pm