Good growth is welcome

We have set ambitious targets to build 4,000 genuinely affordable homes and create 10,000 good new jobs by 2026. Our new Local Plan will have a vast range of site development opportunities and proactive policies to ensure good growth and investment will be achieved across our seven towns.

The vision set out in the Council Plan is clear and compelling when it comes to growth, and this is further reinforced in Ealing’s new Local Plan. Our vision and growth targets can only be achieved by working in creative partnerships with private sector businesses, developers, and investors.

We will work with the right partners to help us achieve our growth ambitions and will ensure that ongoing transformational investment in Southall and Park Royal and North Acton, working with the Old Oak Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), puts Ealing residents and businesses first, so they prosper from the growth coming forward.


Planning applications processed

in 22/23 – 98% on time


Genuinely affordable homes built

Since 2017, with the council delivering 460 of these


Good new jobs

by 2026

A dynamic and growing economy

Ealing contributes nearly £11bn to the UK economy and that’s why it is the engine of west London’s economy, and why 18,000 businesses and their 225,000 employees call Ealing their ‘workplace’.

Ealing hosts London’s largest reservoir of industrial land and is home to the UK’s largest industrial estate, Park Royal, which is affectionately known as London’s breadbasket. Last year, part of Park Royal was accredited as a Creative Enterprise Zone, an area which supports in excess of 1,250 creative sector jobs and at least 150 businesses.

To create 10,000 new jobs by 2026, the council is refreshing its relationship with existing businesses within the borough, to offer greater support and nurture them to grow, whilst also presenting Ealing as the premier place for new businesses to locate and start-up.

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of industrial land

– largest in London

Unrivalled location and connectivity

On the doorstep of Heathrow, with five new Elizabeth Line stations joining three tube lines, (Central, District and Piccadilly) Ealing is part of the UK’s super connectivity highway.

Connectivity will improve further in 2030 once London’s High Speed 2 terminus opens at Old Oak Common as part of the UK’s largest regeneration zone located in the east of the borough. This puts Ealing at the connected heart of London and the UK. Through its active travel investments, the council is also committed to improving connectivity within its seven towns, including multimillion investments already secured for Northolt and Southall.   

TFL stations

across our seven towns

A highly skilled and entrepreneurial workforce

Nearly a fifth of the workforce is self-employed and 92% of the local economy comprises micro businesses, making Ealing one of the UK’s most entrepreneurial labour markets.

Having access to this local talent is a top priority for investors and businesses, and the trend is set to improve further over the coming years with 100% of secondary schools and 95.5% of primary schools across the borough ranked as good or outstanding by Ofsted in 2022/23.

Ealing is also fortunate to count on some of the world’s leading Universities for support, with multiple ongoing research and development collaborations with the University of West London, Imperial College and Brunel University as well as being home to West London College and the Met Film School.

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of the local economy comprises micro businesses

Quality of life

From canal side waterways to rolling commons, a fifth of Ealing borough is green and open space – making it one of London’s greenest boroughs to live in.

A recent survey of over 10,000 Ealing residents found that local parks and open spaces plus a strong sense of community and belonging were the most prized attributes of living in Ealing. This is borne out by 26 parks and open spaces having the prestigious Green Flag Award, along with 7,500 trees planted in 2023 with 10,000 more going into the ground this year.

Across the borough more than 100 languages are spoken on any one day, and Southall is proud to be home to the UK’s largest South Asian community.


parks and open spaces

have the prestigious Green Flag Award

A rich heritage of arts and culture

Ealing’s creative heritage is world famous – from Sir John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, the iconic Ealing Film Studios which produced the classic Ealing comedies, to the Ealing Club where the Rolling Stones first met and played, the borough has a proud legacy of supporting creatives.

At Ealing we recognise the value of arts and culture to be at the heart of a vibrant and dynamic economy. As a result, the borough has become famed for its annual Jazz, Blues, and comedy festivals, and the Hanwell Hootie, one of London’s biggest one-day music festivals. This creative spirit is being nurtured and supported with the recent launch of Ealing’s Cultural Manifesto and the creation of a Creative Enterprise Zone in Park Royal & Acton.


creative sector jobs

in the North Acton and Park Royal Creative Enterprise Zone

Be part of the Good for Ealing family

Good for Ealing is about creating an inclusive and diverse platform of partners that can be equally shared by businesses, developers and investors who already operate in the borough, and those wishing to do so in the future.

Ealing is a premier place to invest in and deliver good growth and we want to ensure that existing residents and businesses across our seven towns feel the greatest benefit of that. Being part of the Good for Ealing family will help you maximise these benefits, which is important as we incentivise new communities of residents, workers and businesses to come to our great borough and integrate with and complement our existing communities.

amazing people

* 2021 census


brilliant businesses

* 2021 census


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