In July, CEPAC agreed with the Central Ealing Neighbourhood Forum that it will commission an independent inquiry to produce evidence for the new Neighbourhood Plan.
CENF was successful in winning a government grant to go towards the cost of the survey, but CEPAC needs £4,000 more to cover the total cost. This is a crucial step forward to getting the facilities that a borough the size of Ealing should have.
"We are confident our supporters will rally round to ensure we raise the balance," said John Hummerston, CEPAC Chair, "as more and more people realise that this is the best chance we have had for years to get a multi-purpose arts performance facility in the town centre."
In the meantime, details should soon be available of the outline planning application that Land Securities are preparing for the area between the old Empire Cinema site and Mattock Lane. This will be a further step in preparation for potential compulsory purchase as part of the Council’s broad plan for the Cultural Quarter.