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letter of support from Rupa Huq

Re: Planning application 202045FUL - Former Acton Library, High Street, Acton, W3 6NA

Good evening and I hope you’re well. I am writing to you from the Office of Rupa Huq, Member of Parliament for Ealing Central & Acton, with regards to the Change of Use application being considered by the Council with regards to former Acton Library by the Acton Arts Project.  The application proposes a change of use to accommodate a Cinema and associated Arts/Culture functions, something which will be missing from much of the borough following the closure of Vue Cinema in Park Royal. We write to you in support of this application, which has been a work in progress for some time from the Acton Arts Project.  The project will bring the disused, but much loved, old Library back into life and ensure it can be used for the community, by a community group made of us residents - all incredibly passionate about the future of Acton. It makes Acton a destination from the rest of the borough and will boost the local high street through associated use. The premises is an ideal location for accessibility by public transport, meaning that our residents can visit a cinema in a green/carbon friendly way, rather than having to travel outside of the borough. The site will also host a cafe/bar available to cinema users and the wider community, which provides another social space for residents. The application has not received a single objection which goes some way to show how welcome the proposals are, and it will certainly fill a gap in the Borough’s much needed amenities, with a community feel.

The application put forward by Acton Arts Project carries a lot of merit and will help bring an exciting new venue to Acton High Street. It will breathe new life into the Old Library which closely reflects the social and cultural purpose the site was constructed for more than a century ago. We would therefore be incredibly grateful if you would be minded to approve this application.  Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Yours sincerely, Milad Office of Dr Rupa Huq Member of Parliament for Ealing Central and Acton House of Commons London SW1A 0AA

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