Local issues

Planning Applications

You can search or find out about a decision on a planning application on Ealing Council’s planning website. Decisions are made taking into account the borough’s policies and government guidance.

Planning Portal

The Planning Portal is a single resource for planning information in England and Wales. It gives help on making planning applications, why planning controls exist, guidance on how and when to apply for planning permission and also how to appeal against a planning decision.


Mill Hill Park was designated a conservation area in 1993. This has implications on the work you can carry out on your property such as cladding, inserting windows, installing satellite dishes and solar panels, adding conservatories or other extensions, laying paving or building walls.

As the council can change the types of alterations that need permission by making Article 4 Directions it is advisable to contact the council before making arrangements to starting any work.

Tree Preservation Orders

Trees and shrubs in a conservation area with a stem diameter measuring over 75mm. are protected. If you intend to carry out any works to such trees and/or shrubs you must notify the council’s planning service at least six weeks before any proposed works. This includes pruning work or extensive felling/removal.

Ward Forums: Raise your local issues with the Council

Ward forums give you the chance to have your say on the local issues that are important to you.  Wards are local authority areas used for administrative and electoral purposes.  Acton is divided into four wards.  Mill Hill Park falls within South Acton ward.  Led by our local councillors, each forum meeting features discussions on ward issues such as community safety, traffic schemes, environmental services, parks and street improvements. Information on council services, forthcoming consultations and developments that affect the ward is also given. It’s easy to get involved – just turn up on the night.  Click here for dates of future meetings.


Find out about the latest Ealing Council consultations and have your say by joining the Online Residents’ Panel.  It only takes a minute to register and you’ll get an electronic newsletter every fortnight which will list live consultations. When you register online, you’ll be asked which topics are of most interest to you.  If you leave this blank, you’ll get a fortnightly newsletter.  If you select any topics, you’ll receive additional alerts for relevant consultations as well as a fortnightly newsletter.

South Acton Regeneration

Click here for details of the Masterplan proposals which, subject to approval by the Council’s Planning Committee, guide the regeneration of the South Acton Estate.  For additional information visit the Your South Acton website.