Eric Leach

Independent Candidate Councillor
for Ealing Walpole Ward

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News Archive

29 March 2010
Sherwood Close Estate – Demolish/Sell-Off/Densify

Sherwood Close Estate (also known as Dean Gardens Estate) nestles between Northfield Avenue and Seaford Road. It was built just over 20 years ago and Ealing Council plans to knock it down, sell it off to a property developer who will replace it with a denser residential development. As with many mono-tenure Council housing estates which have been systematically poorly maintained there is a history of anti-social behaviour. Ealing Council organised a meeting of residents in February 2010 as part of its formal ‘public consultation’ prior to demolition. Residents’ comments proved interesting and you can read them at

The approach being taken by Ealing Council follows a familiar pattern which I’ve also observed at Green Man Lane, Copley Close and South Acton. In total Ealing Council plans to decimate over 100 acres of public housing at 32 public housing estates and sell them off to property developers. See for details.

However a horse of a different colour can be found across the road at Northfield Avenue Allotments where rumours abound about this land being sold-off to developers. Let me know if you hear any details on this.

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