Letter to Council Leader Chris Robbins from Save Our Stow
Save Our Stow is most concerned about the following, in view of your remarks that the council is independent and would remain independent concerning planning matters. Could you please explain the e-mail below, which has been sent to us and shows your Planning Department fixing planning dates to stop residents expressing their views. Mr Baxter of L&Q appears to be in charge of the arrangements and sorting out dates to stop anybody having an opinion against L&Q. Why does L&Q have such power over your borough? It is also worth noting that L&Q have maintained that Cllr.Pye & Loakes of your council encouraged them to buy the dog track and it is also worth noting Cllr.Pye is desperate for L&Q to gain planning permission.
The e-mail also states that Mr Baxter is asking for” intelligence” towards a scheme – and if the councillor named in his e-mail does not fall in line with L&Q, then Councillor Pye and yourself will deal with the matter.
We consider that this a total breach of the residents’ trust and indicates fixing of developments with L&Q. We urge you to hold a full inquiry and seek assurance that the views of ALL your residents (who have voted against the unpopular plans of L&Q) will not be fixed as per the Walton House development. Every resident within the roads subject to consultation has voted against L&Q, and not one resident has voted for the site to become a housing estate. We seek urgent assurance that L&Q will not have control over the Stow planning and the residents’ views will count.
We have cc’d this e-mail to local MP’s, Mayor Boris Johnson and other Government officials.
Save Our Stow & Residents Associations partners
| —–Original Message—–>>> Simon Baxter <SBaxter@lqgroup.org.uk> 14/07/2011 09:31 >>>
>Simon Baxter| Senior Land & Development Manager | tel: 0844 406 9000 Ext 7467 | fax: 0800 619 0213 | mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org |
I have spoken to Shifa and she has suggested that a meeting between the ward cllrs and the Leader may be appropriate.
I will contact Cllr Hempstead on Monday
have a good weekend
>>> Simon Baxter <SBaxter@lqgroup.org.uk> 07/01/11 4:21 PM >>>
1) Why is the Chingford Mount Road frontage 4 storey and why is it flats?
4) Funding of social housing
5) Amenity space and vehicle movement
6) Were L&Q making s106 contributions?
7) Has the scheme changed a lot since the consultation event in November 2010?
It would perhaps be helpful for you to speak to Ccllr Hemsted direct and gauge a sense both of her views and the meeting we have had.
Simon Baxter| Senior Land & Development Manager | tel: 0844 406 9000 Ext 7467 | fax: 0800 619 0213 | mailto:email@example.com |