After our delegation at the annual Authority meeting in June, we have now received news that the LVRPA has finally responded to our complaints about the car wash operating without planning permission:
“Following confirmation from the London Borough of Waltham Forest (the Council) that planning consent has not yet been granted the Trust have requested that the operator cease trading until such time planning permission is obtained.”
This is good news. However, permanent structures should never have been constructed and the business should not have been able to operate without planning permission, or the appropriate permit from Thames Water, on Leyton Marshes.
The Trust and the Authority are also continuing their claim that a car wash does not constitute ‘car maintenance’ and is therefore permissable under the Park Act!
They state in their letter, “we do not consider that the Trust and/or its sub-contractor are carrying on the business of maintaining [or repairing] motor vehicles.”
We have a partial victory, let’s keep going!
Please write to Planning at Waltham Forest Council and object to the application (ref. 160334). Please use points from our previous post to object.