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Residents viewsNo.1 Simply put L&Q have become a massive organisation and cash rich. They are doing what they want. The land banking of the Stow site when there is a perfectly viable alternative proposal that will benefit all the community is almost criminal. The delivery of social housing and affordable homes is now effectively privatised and these large organisations need feeding. I am not surprised they have ignored most of who will be affected as they have never asked anyone if they want the return of the Stow. I hope the Councillors have seen through all this and refuse any L&Q applications until they learn to consult properly and react accordingly.
- No.2 Did anyone notice that in last weeks waltham forest guardian there were no less that 3 seperate articles involving L&Q, In all 3 articles the residents of waltham forest disagree with L&Qs proposals and plans, yet L&Q still maintain “Thats its plans are shaped in consultation with local residents” are they talking about the 6% of local residents that were undecided whether they want greyhound racing to be returned to the “stow”. If L&Q are prepared to brush aside the wishes of 94% of local residents in order to get what they want then this says a lot about them as a charity, In my opinion, even though L&Q say thay will make a loss of £25 million if they redevelop the stow, The executives will probably earn tens of thousands of pounds from tendering contracts to various building companies and trades who will be queing up to do the work, i wonder where this money will go? i doubt if it will end up in L&Qs bank account, maybe thats why they are happy to make a loss of £25 million of taxpayers money so that they can beef up their own bank accounts. This whole affair leaves a very nasty taste in my mouth, It is now time for the government to step in and put an end to this blatant wastage of taxpayers money and bring those responsable to justice, L&Qs behavior makes the MPs expenses scandal look like petty.
Saveourstow is amazed that L&Q have 400 million in the bank and two directors are taking over 500,000 a year from the tax payer. The so- called charity is a drain on the public purse and is still taking government grants.
The organisation is playing the property market with tax payers money and denying local residents their right to have a greyhound track . The so- called “we will listen to the residents” is a total sham in a recent survey to the residents all questions were prompted apart from do you want greyhound racing Why ?
Even 5% requested racing when not even asked , how many would have replied yes if prompted along with the other questions ?
London & Quadrant claim they have the Labour Council in their pockets and were encouraged by Labour to buy the site . We have asked the Labour council to reply to our letter do they think that the so – called consultation of 751 people not be given the option of greyhound racing is fair to the residents , Bering in mind over 25,000 signed a petition for the return of racing to the Labour Council.
L&Q paid too much money for the site , cannot get their money back and have already dropped from 500 Houses to 300 and will never obtain planning permission . They are totally deceiving the Public and are a total disgrace to the word” charity” .
Saveourstow along with the residents and all supporters will soon be to the Headquarters of this Property developer that uses the tax payers money to destroy a local community and stop a viable business from continuing giving local jobs to the residents and the only main source of in ward investment to the borough
We will also be seeking the Local Labour Council to support it’s residents and local MP’s and stop the housing at any cost . The jewel in the crown is” the stow” for the whole borough and if this council ever let’s it be turned into a Housing estate the residents will never forgive them
Mr Bob Morton’s offer of 9 million which is the current market value for the site is still on the table should L&Q want to give the resident’s what they want .