After a marathon planning meeting at the town hall last night, L&Q’s planning application for 294 homes at Walthamstow Stadium was narrowly approved by a vote of 4-3 in favour.

Throughout the evening only 1 person apart from L&Q spoke in favour of their plans. Everyone else from local residents, planning experts, visiting councillors, SOS and local MP’s put forward a watertight case on why L&Q’s plans should be rejected and thrown out by the planning committee.

It was alleged during the meeting that Labour councillors had been ordered by the party whip to vote in favour, although they all denied this.

We would like to thank everyone who attended last nights meeting and gave us their support. A special thanks goes to Ed Northover, Alan Siggers  and Liz Phillips from the planning committee who all spoke passionately on why planning permission should not be granted and that local residents had not been…

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