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Aural Impact

This Save Lea Marshes blog is about sounds. We are contrasting the sounds of birdswith noise generated by a primary school at a similar distance from the area we seek to protect. The birdsong is currently experienced as you walk from the Friends … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness

Yesterday, Save Lea Marshes bore witness to the Lee Valley Regional Park’s continued attempts to commodify our open green spaces. We went to look at the temporary campsite at the Waterworks Centre. What shocked me most was the infrastructure. The … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the LVRPA re Lack of Community Consultation

Dear Shaun Dawson, We are writing to express our ongoing dismay at the LVRPA’s continuing erosion of meaningful community engagement in the lower Lea Valley, particularly with regards to Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and the Waterworks and Filter Beds Nature … Continue reading

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What happened to our money?

Following the takeover of Leyton Marsh by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) for the construction of the absurd and rarely used temporary basketball arena, which was vigorously opposed by members of the local community and resulted in the creation of … Continue reading

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A personal response to the London Borough of Waltham Forest’s New Local Plan – Direction of Travel consultation

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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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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