PLANS BASED ON ‘DECULVERTING’ RIVER CHING WHICH CANNOT BE DONE
L&Q’s plans for Walthamstow Stadium are in meltdown with the news that the Environment Agency has stated that deculverting the River Ching, the principle on which L&Q’s plans are based, cannot happen due to flood risk. This means that L&Q’s current plans are in complete tatters. Either they will not be allowed to build on the southern boundary or it will cost further multi millions in order to do so.
Even without this development, L&Q’s scheme will lose in excess of £26m of taxpayer money a fact not disputed by L&Q -how many more millions will now be added to the tab for the taxpayer to pick up?
With three different architects used by L&Q to date, this latest twist in this sorry tale just shows the complete lack of due diligence undertaken by L&Q and their complete mis-management of public funds.
With the Environment Agency now stating that, at best, it will be extremely expensive (maybe impossible) to build on the South Side and English Heritage stating that they cannot build in the centre and Rushcroft Road residents unanimously opposed to building on the North Side, just where will L&Q build?
The council have again decided to keep this secret from the public. The council will do anything they can in order to help L&Q. Well now is the time for the council to do the right thing at long last.