Sunday, 20 September 2020

Homebase Update 7

 Planning Application as displayed on council's web site defaults to TITTLE DESCENDING - if you change it to TITTLE ASCENDING the documents come in to some sort of order. There are 192 files and to make matters worse the large sections have been broken into smaller files, but the system the council use does not allow each section to be properly named or a number used to create an index and then the index to match each section of the reports - they have never been done like that and it is not likely to start any time soon! The only way is to get it sorted to ASCENDING and then count the files or jump around with this guide to find a particular report!!

Alternatively download all the files and rename to suit your needs (best of luck with that!!).

If you are not happy with the way the council presents this information let the Director of Strategic Planning know -    jane.custance@walthamforest.gov.uk 

202512

By changing the FILTER you can get it in to the following sections:

DESIGN and ACCESS STATEMENT  (Files 2 to 12)

ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT (Files 13 to 94)

LANDSCAPING (Files 95 to 100)

PLANNING STATEMENT  (File 101)

WASTE MANAGEMENT (File 102)

STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY INTEREST (File 103)

TRANSPORT ASSESSMENT (Files 104 to 109)

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PLAN (Files 110)

FIRE STRATEGY (File 111)

PHASE II SITE APPRAISAL (File 112)

VARIOUS (Files 114 to 148) - Most of these are single sheet plans

ELEVATIONS (Files 150 to 151)

CATCHMENT PLAN (Files 152 to 153)

DRAINAGE (Files 154 to 163)

ELEVATIONS FOR BLOCKS A to F (Files 164 to 170)

FACADES (Files 170 to 175)

HUB ELEVATIONS (File 176)

SCHEDULE OF ACCOMMODATION ((File 177)

SECTIONS (Files 178 to 187)

SITE LOCATION PLAN (File 188)

STREET ELEVATION (File 189 to 190)

TREE SURVEY (File 192)







Friday, 18 September 2020

Homebase Update 6


Planning Application 202512  for the 583 flats (down from the EIA suggesting 700) has now been released. Click on link above to go to Planning Apps site and search for 202512.

For further background see earlier posts Homebase or use the search box for Homebase.

This has been the fastest planning application I can remember. It was only in January there was a mention in the Cabinet minutes that the Homebase site could be developed and then it turned out in January the site had been sold for £28m by Homebase to Inland Homes. By July all the plans were ready to be submitted so they went through the farce of "consultation" which is just a euphemism for telling the public what is planned. At various Zoom meetings they pretended to listen to the public while at the same time the plans were sent off to the Planners who have now checked them and released them for "public consultation" for 21 days! A total abuse of the democratic process.

The only way to stop this over development is to get the Planners to recommend there should not be a change of use from Commercial to Residential so make sure you raise that point in your objection. Apparently the planner is prepared to receive objections up to the date of the Planning Committee rubber stamping process which is scheduled for the end of the year.

For the official line follows these links:

Inland Homes


LBWF




Aerial View



Attempt to justify the over development!




Timeline





View from surrounding streets

Before and after views below












Thursday, 10 September 2020

Be a Tourist for the day


Central London is the quietest I have ever known it as the tourists can't visit so why not take their place as it is on our doorstep and there are many gems to find. It will also help their finances! For many years I have avoided the really busy attractions but now they are marvellous places to explore.

Tower of London







St. Paul's Cathedral












Whipps Cross Hospital - Update 1

Barts NHS Health Trust

LBWF Whipps Redevelopment

CIVIC SOCIETY VISION





















EMD - work commences

 EMD Refurbishment starts