Join CEPAC's Fight
It’s five years since Ealing Performance & Arts Centre set up CEPAC to campaign for independent performing arts facilities in the centre of Ealing. This followed the decision of Ealing Council not to accept our plans for an arts centre in the Town Hall.
CEPAC has now reached a major milestone. We have a developer who is happy to use part of his site for an arts centre, and our aims have been adopted as part of the new Central Ealing Neighbourhood Development Plan.
The Neighbourhood Plan* has been overwhelmingly approved by a public vote of both local residents and businesses. It will now be formally adopted by Ealing Council as part of the statutory development plan for the borough, and will be taken into account when decisions are made on planning applications for development in central Ealing.
How can we afford it?
Ealing Council is due to introduce the Community Infrastructure Levy, a charge of £100 per square metre on all new development in the town centre. At least 25% of this must be spent on facilities agreed with the local community. Because of the amount of large-scale development likely in Ealing over the next few years, the Levy could create a multi-million pound fund arising from so-called 'planning obligation'.
That fund could help make a performance and arts centre happen. In the meantime, CEPAC will continue discussions with the Council about the use of other planning obligation funds (known as S.106 payments) for the purpose, and seek other sources of finance.
How can you assist?
By responding to our appeal, you can help our development planning. This work is essential to progress the detailed plans which are now needed for the design and future operation of the Arts Centre. You can see the details of this here.
Please donate through mydonate.bt.com/charities/cepac, or click on the button below.
And if you can't send any money, support needn’t cost you anything. Just give us your backing by signing up to our email list at http://eepurl.com/vHwIP.
You can also help by publicising our campaign. Our new flier (see it here) is being distributed at events where we can raise support. Email to tell us where we could do this.
*Details of the Neighbourhood Development Plan can be seen at www.centralealingforum.com.
CEPAC is a member of Ealing Arts + Leisure, the Central Ealing Neighbourhood Forum and Save Ealing's Centre.
CEPAC is the campaign name of Ealing Performance + Arts Centre Ltd, a not-for-profit company registered at 5 The Knoll, London W13 8HZ
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