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Boundary Review: What is right for South Ruislip?

The boundary review is a national review aiming to bring MP’s constituency size to a more uniform, and reduce the number of MP’s and has recommended changes which could affect South Ruislip and the wards that make up the seat.

Boundary Change Review 2018 Overview

Cavendish and South Ruislip wards which the SRRA covers, currently form a constituency with Uxbridge.  And that has changed in recent times. However the boundary review is proposing a change to include with the Hillingdon and Uxbridge constituency the Ealing wards of Northolt West End and Northolt Mandeville.

Boundary Change Proposal
Boundary Change Proposal

We see our MP’s being better able to represent us when they come under one council, namely the London Borough of Hillingdon and not tagged on with a small part of Ealing to make up the numbers.

Thus we support the council’s counter proposal of a seat which includes other parts of Ruislip.

Boundary Change Counter Proposal

For a more detailed discussion of the debate on the boundary change it may well be worth watching the recent Council meeting from early November where this is debated.

Skip to 58 minutes for this part but being able to see local democracy in action is well worth a watch.

These are our thoughts but whether you agree or disagree we would encourage you as local residents to let the boundary commission know what your feelings are on the subject.

Closing dates for submissions are the 5th December so get cracking.

Submissions to the Boundary Commission are very easy to leave using  their website www.bce2018.org.uk/


ARLA South Ruislip Retail Development

ARLA South Ruislip
ARLA South Ruislip

One key issue for us in South Ruislip at the moment is the building on the ARLA site.  The majority of the residents, local councillors and the committee of the SRRA are in favour of the new shopping facilities and housing being built.  There are plans for a new supermarket, ASDA, a cinema, housing and family restaurants.

Those against speak in particular of the concerns with traffic.  Our argument is that there will be more traffic anyway and counter peak traffic won’t be as detrimental as traffic at peaks such as if the site was all housing.  Besides we like the idea of competition with Sainsburys.  If you have a point of view on this issue you are always welcome to leave a comment below or attend the planning meeting when it takes place or write to your councillors with your viewpoint.

The consultation process has finished now, but details of the plan can be found here on Hillingdon’s planning portal.

A decision is due by 05/08/2014, but often they take longer subject to the timing of the next available major planning committee meeting.

The developers website can be found just here.