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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Lib Dem initiative to protect Marie's Store

Recently I applied to Ealing Council to protect Marie’s Store, Cunnington Street by getting the site classified as a site as an Asset of Community Value.

This should help reduce the chances that any developers converting the popular local shop into flats. The suggestion for this came from a resident in Hounslow who said the new law had recently been used to protect a well loved local pub.

The Southfield Liberal Democrats Councillors have linked in with the local residents association, Acton Green Residents Association, on this issue before. Getting the site confirmed as an Asset of Community Value could be vital in protecting this local store where residents constantly say it is more than a shop.

At the same time there has been a new planning application for Marie's Store.

Marie's Store is at the heart of the community around Antrobus Road and Cunnington Street. Lodging the site as an asset of community value means that if the owner wants to sell the building or, as they have done recently, put in a new planning application, there is a greater chance of preventing the loss of Marie's Store.

Yesterday I recieved a letter from Ealing Council confirming my application. Let's ensure that Ealing Council confirms it quickly.

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