Last night (Wednesday 20th February) Ealing Council’s planning committee approved plans by local housing association A2Dominion to demolish the old Woolworth’s building with its art deco facade.

This facade is probably the most recognisable building in West Ealing and nearly 1200 people signed a petition to save the facade. However, the committee decided that on balance more was gained by its demolition than by retaining it and incorporating the facade into a new design.