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Cow Bridge, Hackney Marshes: An Accident Waiting to Happen?

Back in 2011/2012, before they were given permission to build the new pavilion at Hackney North Marsh, Hackney Council carried out two ‘risk assessments’ at Cow Bridge. In fact they only chose to assess the risk at the Millfields Road … Continue reading

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London Borough of Waltham Forest is preparing a new local plan

A local plan is a plan for the future development of the local area, drawn up by the Local Planning Authority. It guides decisions on whether or not planning applications can be granted. It is, in other words, the thing … Continue reading

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Wetlands Licence

Whilst we look forward to the upcoming opening of the Wetlands, we are disappointed to hear that the application for an extensive entertainment licence has been granted there and we expect the London Wildlife Trust to put wildlife before human … Continue reading

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Help Crowd Fund Legal Case to Stop Waterworks Sell Off

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/stop-the-lvrpa-developing-metropolitan-open-land/ Text below from the Crowd Justice page, by Abigail Woodman, on behalf of SLM. The Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) is planning to sell the Waterworks Centre and surrounding open green space for development. This is wrong, and … Continue reading

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Community Picnic 20th August

Join us for a picnic! Save Lea Marshes is organising a picnic on Sunday 20 August, from midday, on the open green space in front of the entrance to the Waterworks Centre. Leave your barbecue at home and bring food, … Continue reading

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A Victory Followed By Worrying Developments

We are pleased that the decision to refuse the car wash has been upheld and what’s more on grounds which uphold the legal protections for Metropolitan Open Land (MOL). However, running contrary to the Planning Inspectorate’s decision to safeguard MOL, … Continue reading

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Car Wash: Appeal Dismissed by Planning Inspectorate

      The appeal lodged by the car wash business that operated on Leyton Marshes car park, in front of the Lee Valley Ice Centre,  has been refused by the Planning Inspectorate. Waltham Forest Council refused planning permission for … Continue reading

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