Temporary Olympic CPZ sign
When the Council and the ODA decided to implement the temporary Olympic Controlled Parking Zone, it was clearly stated that it would be withdrawn on the 9thSeptember following the closure of the Paralympic Games.
The Council also stated that they would be undertaking a consultation with the residents to find out if, in the light of their experience during the Games, they wished to make the Controlled Parking Zone permanent.
The Lib Dems have now discovered that the Council has already published a Traffic Order allowing them to extend the temporary provision for 18 months. It also states that the Council will be considering ‘in due course’ whether the provisions of the experimental orders should be continued in force indefinitely by means of permanent Orders.
Liberal Democrats feel very strongly that there is no need for permanent parking restrictions in most of the roads in areas GO1 – GO10, as they do not have a history of parking problems.
All residents are urged to send in written objections to both the temporary 18 month extension and the permanent CPZ to the Council at:
Environment and Regeneration,
London Borough of Waltham Forest,
Argall Avenue, London, E10 7AS
quoting reference: Traffic Orders T20.
Closing date for objections: 8th February 2013
St. Joseph's Hall
Residents are concerned about what is going to happen to the old St. Joseph’s Hall on the corner of Primrose Road and Vicarage Road.
It has been boarded up for years and has become an unsightly blot on the corner.
FOCUS understands that previous plans to build a nursery and plans for flats and community hall have been turned down by the Council.
I am investigating what the problem is with this building, and will report back with any developments.
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that the company planning to put an Olympic campsite on the Leyton Sports Field, which backs on to their homes, has withdrawn from the negotiations with the Council.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.