Chepstow Update

Things are moving a pace with the Chepstow Estate. The LBR Planning Inspector Hilda Higgenbottam has dismissed the developer Telford Homes’ appeal for the second and third scheme submissions. She also invalidated the appeal on the first scheme on the grounds that it was given before conservation status was awarded to the area. Unfortunately the … Read more

Save our Hospital Campaign

Due to the Governments spending review, and subsequent budget cuts, the blood testing and out patients facilities at Wanstead Hospital are under threat. NHS plans would see the community hospital close completely and blood testing facilities be moved to Loughton. With King Georges Hospital in Goodmayes alos under threat of closure, the entire Borough of … Read more

Demolition/collapse* of 46-48 High Street

May 2009 saw the demise of the very old and picturesque but unlisted cottages converted to shops in the heart of the Wanstead Village Conservation Area. These cottages were demolished/collapsed* (*read according to your views) without either planning permission or conservation area consent; permission had been granted for works to the roof and front gable only. … Read more

Air traffic woes

You’ve probably noticed a huge increase in the number of aircraft flying low over our homes lately and the bothersome noise that comes with it. This is due to the flight path for City Airport having been moved northward and directly over the Wanstead area. This, coupled with the increased traffic from Heathrow, is causing … Read more