Thursday, 15 April 2010

Council to break 'Homes Policy' Guidlines

A LARGE housing development by Hadley Homes, which goes against current policies on the density of new schemes will be considered by councillors next week. Officers have recommended that an application to build 562 homes in blocks up to seven-storeys high on industrial land off Billet Road, Walthamstow, should be approved to address a shortage of affordable properties.

Hadley Homes also want to include four shops, business space and community facilities - including a health centre - on land at the Billet Works, Kimberley Industrial Estate and former Tyco building in Higham Hill.

Planning documents state: “The density, height and scale of some parts of the scheme are challenging.” [Challenging = Of little benefit to anyone except Hadley Homes]

Residents, The Metropolitan Police’s Crime Prevention and Design Advisor, and the Primary Care Trust have all raised serious concerns about the development, including its density, increased traffic and security, but as yet the council has failed to address any of them.

The application will be considered by the Planning Committee on Tuesday (April 13).

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Thomas, James, and Henry - Disappointed

The Fat Controller has overlooked Sodor Island's outdated steam powered transport system and dilapidated infrastructure. Instead he has turned his attention to Walthamstow.

WALTHAMSTOW Central Station is set to be transformed under plans for £500m investment by Network Rail and construction firm Kier. Working together under the name Solum Regeneration, [clearly a front for the Fat Controller and Naughty Diesel] the companies plan to regenerate stations across south-east England.

Walthamstow Central is one of seven stations that will be among the first to get an overhaul.
Plans have not yet been unveiled, but the partnership is hoping to create retail developments close to the stations to help with the regeneration. [This will include re-landscaping much of the surrounding area with trees and bushes made from painted sponge, and the farming of cotton wool sheep]

A public consultation [hosted by Ringo Starr] on the plans for Walthamstow Central will take place later this month, but a date has not yet been confirmed.

Walthamstow Guardian article;

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