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Have your say and join the borough’s new community review panel

Residents are being invited to join a new Community Review Panel to help shape and advise on Ealing Council’s planning projects.

The panel will play an independent, advisory role in the borough’s planning work, discussing issues including housing, transport, the borough’s green spaces, and the environment. This will help ensure that new development in the borough is of the highest possible design quality, and meets the needs of people living, working and studying in the area, now and in the future.

The council is looking to recruit 24 local people, from all backgrounds and ages (18 or over), to be members of the panel for at least a year. You do not need any experience or knowledge of planning or architecture to participate. The council especially wants to hear from people not already involved with a community group, and whose voice is not currently heard.

Panel members will meet about once a month to discuss development proposals and give their views. These discussions will be turned into a formal report and will feed into decisions made by the council. The panel’s recommendations will be taken seriously as a formal part of the planning process.

Councillor Shital Manro, the council’s cabinet member for good growth, said: “This is a great opportunity for residents to get involved and have their say on planning in the borough. We want our planning projects to have a positive effect on residents, visitors and local businesses. It’s important to us that we get that feedback to help with decision making processes.”

The deadline for submitting completed applications is 5.30pm on Monday, 14 June.

You will need to fill out an application form then, if shortlisted, you will be invited to a selection workshop with other candidates, on the evening of 14 or 15 July 2021.

Frame Projects, a project management consultancy, is responsible for recruiting and managing the panel, to make sure that it is independent, properly briefed and able to effectively communicate its views to the council. They will provide panel members with the support needed for their role through free training sessions.

To apply please email ealing@frame-projects.co.uk or call Frame Projects on 020 3971 6162.

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