Vacant plot at the junction of Leyton High Road and Hainault Road
Planning Application 2011/0870
This application covered the erection of a 3-5 storey building, with office use on the ground floor and 23 residential units with three disabled parking spaces. This latest planning application for this landmark site at the junction of Leyton High Road and Hainault Road was considered by the Planning Committee last night.
I am pleased to confirm that it was, once again, rejected.
Residents of Villiers Close, Ive Farm Close and Oliver Close are relieved to hear that the company planning to put an Olympic campsite on the Leyton Sports Field, which backs on to their homes, has withdrawn from the negotiations with the Council.
The Council wanted them to pay £1million which the company said that would make them operate at a loss.
This is good news for residents. Now they will be able to enjoy the Olympics without the noise and disturbance in the night from the campsite.
The Olympic Parking Zone came into force on 16th July and is due to finish on 9th September.
Some residents are angry that some roads, which have just gone through a Council consultation on a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) are to have a further consultation after the Olympic Zone parking has finished.
Residents who said NO say they meant it and are suspicious of the Council’s plans.
“This is a contentious issue, brought up at our last Councillors and Residents meeting. As explained at the meeting the decision will, as always, be made by the majority of residents in the roads.
We urge all residents, whatever their views, to reply to all Council consultations to ensure that their voices are heard.
The Service Station near Leyton Midland Road Overground Station
Following the successful launch of the new councillor surgery/advice centre at the M&S/BP Service Station the Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce that it will be held on Friday every week.
M&S/BP Service Station, Leyton High Road
junction of Fletcher Lane
Open every Friday for 1 hour from 7pm until 8pm.
As usual no appointments are necessary and all consultations are confidential.
THE ABOVE, IS EXTRA TO THE USUAL SATURDAY SURGERY AT LEYTON LIBRARY WHICH CONTINUES EVERY SATURDAY 10am to 12.00 noon
Bob Sullivan with local residents at Ive Farm talking to a Guardian reporter
Last week Leyton ward Councillor Bob Sullivan arranged for residents to present their petition to the Mayor.
The Council is still negotiating turning Ive Farm Playing Field, which they have left derelict, into a campsite for the Olympics.
Oliver Close, Villiers Close and Ive Farm Close residents whose homes back onto the site have objections and organised a protest on the field.
Leyton Ward Councillor Bob Sullivan said:
“It’s now less than two months until the Olympics and the council still can’t give us a decision. This will cause untold disruption if it is allowed to happen and the council need to think again.
“I’m pleased that residents were able to deliver this petition to the Mayor. The council must now take this issue seriously and listen to residents’ concerns about posting a campsite at Ive Farm in a heavily residential area.”