Following our mid-June blog entry where we made you aware of the planning submission by Capital & Regional, representatives of AE17 met to consider a formal response to the plans.
The group support the fundamental concept of the redevelopment and strengthening of The Mall as a major retail destination in the Town Centre. In principle, the group support the redesign and improvement to the public realm around Town Square. Finally, in principle we also support the provision of high density new housing development (particularly affordable housing) in an accessible location close to major public transport nodes. However, AE17 has decided to register its objection to the application on a number of grounds.
The objection has been issued to London Borough of Waltham Forest today and a copy of the letter can be viewed here:
We will be continue to provide updates as necessary over the coming weeks and months.