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Planning consultation: Labour and Tories bottle out!

by gwynethdeakins on October 6, 2014

Last week a Council Committee considered a Council planning consultation document which will seek views on the idea that there should be a major intensification of  development in Woodford, South Woodford and Wanstead.  This would be in order to meet Redbridge’s housing targets, as one of several alternatives to developing the Oakfield site in Fairlop. Roding ward’s Cllr Gwyneth Deakins pointed out […]

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The row about the planning consultation on possible intensification of development in Wanstead and Woodford rumbles on.  And the Lib Dems’ principled stance on opposing the plans has been praised by Labour’s Leader of the Council, Cllr Jas Athwal. Responding to a Tory ‘campaign’ against the plans, he said. ‘If the Conservative councillors concerned felt […]

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London City Airport have issued a consultation document on changes they propose to the flight paths into and out of the Airport.  (See consultation document here) They say that the changes are required as a result of changes to European aviation legislation. The consultation has been issued in a deliberately low-key manner on the grounds […]

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Weekly Planning News

by gwynethdeakins on September 30, 2014

There are three new applications this week: 150 Maybank Road, South Woodford, E18 1EL – Side and rear single storey extension. (3032/14) Holy Trinity Church, Hermon Hill, London, E18 1QQ – New Holy Trinity Church entrance. Erection of a Church Hall together with the conversion of the existing Church Hall to create seven dwellings. Erection […]

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Travellers on Wanstead Rugby Club grounds

by gwynethdeakins on September 19, 2014

Latest News: We understand that this morning (Monday) the travellers have now left the site.  Fortunately they did not use the area for large scale fly-tipping as sometimes happens.      We have been notified that a group of travellers arrived at Wanstead Rugby Club on Roding Lane North yesterday evening.  Although leased to the club, the land […]

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Clayhall Avenue U-turns: the latest

by ianbond on September 3, 2014

We understand that there have been going on one hundred representations regarding the proposed Traffic Order to ban U-Turns at Clayhall Avenue, all but a handful being resident objections to the Order.  It is very unusual for any Traffic Order to attract such a large number of individual objections.  The Council is now legally obliged […]

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Weekly Planning News

by ianbond on September 1, 2014

A recent application: 2181/14:  26, South View Drive, South Woodford, London, E18 1NS.   Single storey rear extension and internal alteration to convert two dwellings into one dwelling. (Summary) And recent decisions: 2075/14: Erection of 1 x 1 bedroom dwelling with under croft driveway.  Land Adjacent To 100, Pulteney Road, South Woodford.   Decision:  Refuse Permission/Consent 0394/12/02 Woodbridge […]

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Rubbish collections back to normal

by gwynethdeakins on

After moving the weekly rubbish collections to a 6.00 a.m. start during the ‘hot’ weather (the coolest August for 20 years, though we accept that wasn’t the Council’s fault!), rubbish collections will commence at 7.00 a.m. as normal again from today, 1 September.

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Weekly Planning News

by ianbond on August 11, 2014

Three new Applications this week: 2587/14:  167 Hermon Hill – two storey side extension 2479/14:  1 Maybank Avenue – two storey side extension 2510/14:  65 Grenville Gardens – two storey side extension to create new dwelling; rear extension and the following Decisions: 2146/14:  55 Grenville Gardens – demolish extensions; new rear extension – Approved with […]

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‘Weed’ prefer a better service!

by gwynethdeakins on August 8, 2014

Residents of the Hill Farm Estate have been up in arms about the appalling standard of maintenance of the bushes and shrubs along the roadside verges in their area.  The Focus Team has been fighting to get the Council’s contractors to do a proper job. Back in May we alerted the Council to the fact […]

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