Saveourstow is pleased to announce that the Rt Hon. Iain Duncan-Smith and Stella Creasy MP will be holding talks in Parliament this week with Saveourstow. Both Members of Parliament back the campaign to prevent London & Quadrant from demolishing the world’s number one greyhound stadium and turning it into an old style ‘Broadwater Farm’ Housing Estate with token elements of ‘leisure’.
Jeanette Arnold OBE, Chair of the GLA, has also called for urgent talks such are her concerns over abuse of public funds by L&Q on the site and the withholding of the viability figure by L&Q while the Mayor’s own tool kit used for viability analyses shows a £26 million loss of part public funds. Jeanette has also agreed to question the Mayor and ask why he allows this farce to continue. L&Q must simply be stopped and Londoners’ demands adhered to.
Such is the farce the Secretary of State has already over turned a planning decision less than a mile away for the development being too dense and yet L&’Qs Stow plans are far more dense than this neighbouring site. It clearly shows why architects Conran & Partners has never designed a housing estate in their history as they are simply clueless.
When the site comes before planning committee, the councillors will have a legal, professional and moral obligation to refuse permission, such is the public outcry over L&Q’s plans and the fact that the plans offer NOTHING for the community. Any councillor giving in to L&Q’s plans will not be a councillor at the next election-the public would simply not forget how they would have betrayed their electorate.
We urge everybody to attend a public meeting on 23rd January 2012 at 7pm at Rushcroft Road School next to the track. Waltham Forest should not be turned in to a Housing Estate- the Council has confirmed that it can meet its housing targets without the Stow-this community needs the jobs, heritage, leisure and housing that Bob Morton’s rival plans provide. Our message to Waltham Forest Council and Councillors is clear-don’t dare let down your community.