New plans for the Glyn Hopkin Nissan car showrooms on the corner of Ruckholt Road and Oliver Road will be considered by the Council’s Planning Committee on the 1st March at the Town Hall Forest Road.
The plans to redevelop the site include a 3 to 6 storey residential development of 116 dwellings – 28 x 1 bed flats, 56 x 2 bed flats, 22 x 3 bed flats and 10 houses fronting Dunedin Road. There will also be some artists studios fronting Oliver Road. There is basement parking for only 53 cars including 9 disabled spaces. Vehicle access is from Dunedin Road.
The original plans, which were widely objected to by local residents, were not accepted by the Council. The new plans are very similar and I am surprised that the Planners have accepted them. This is an over-development of the site and again has over a hundred flats and minimal parking space. This area is crying out for family houses not more flats. Leyton is being flooded with developments of flats with little or, in some cases, no provision for parking.
Parking is a major worry for local residents but their concerns carry no weight when it comes to decisions by the Council.
If any resident is interested in speaking at the Planning Committee, then please telephone Zainab Esmail on 020 8496 6725 before the 1st March. or contact me.