Boris Johnson approves L&Q’s housing plans.

London mayor Boris Johnson today approved London & Quadrant plans to build housing estate on Walthamstow Stadium.

Click to here here view the full document.

A further statement from Save Our Stow will follow.

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Date for Walthamstow Dog Stadium planning decision !

The mayor Boris Johnson will make his decision on Walthamstow Dog Stadium on Tuesday 30th October 2012.

So if like us you are outraged and astounded at this unashamed waste of public money, this is your last chance to email Boris and complain now !


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Iain Duncan Smith attacks Walthamstow dog track plan

Chingford MP and cabinet member Iain Duncan Smith says he will call on the Mayor of London to reject plans for Walthamstow’s dog track in east London.

It follows the release of information showing the developer is expected to make a £14.5m loss and will have to renege on community funding obligations.

He called the conduct of London & Quadrant Housing Trust “outrageous”.

To read the complete story from the BBC news website please click here

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Joint statement from Iain Duncan Smith MP and Stella Creasy MP

‘It is now clear why London & Quadrant have spent so long trying to avoid this information being put into the public domain as it reveals that this development is not actually commercially viable and indeed will make a loss. We also note that L&Q’s plans do not include any social housing which is surprising given that L&Q is a Registered Social Landlord.

We have long been concerned about this proposal and have repeatedly urged these plans to be rejected because we do not consider them to be the best use of this site. Now in the light of this information and the questions this raises about the use of public funding to support L&Q’s work, we call again on the Mayor of London to intervene and overturn the decision to grant permission for this proposal.’

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Walthamstow’s dog track – BBC Radio London’s breakfast show

Iain Duncan Smith was on today’s BBC London’s breakfast show. He said that he will call on the Mayor of London to reject L&Q’s plans for Walthamstow’s famous dog track !!

To listen to the radio show, please click here

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Walthamstow stadium project will lose £14 million – Evening Standard

Tonight’s Evening Standard exposes the £14 million lose L&Q will make on the Walthamstow Stadium project !! .. Click here to read the full story

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Viability Assessment Released – L&Q‏ confirm they will lose ‘Millions’ on Stow Site !!

Boris due to make decision in days !!

The lCO office ruling (that was forced by a freedom of information act request) which led to Waltham Forest Council having to release the ” killer document” after a year long battle by the Saveourstow group, shows up one of the biggest scandals by a  Registered Social Landlord and a local council.

Boris Johnson now has very little choice but to call in the doomed site from the ill run local council. Boris has stated that one of his main concerns is viability and his preferred option has always been greyhound racing and a mixed use site to which L&Q plans do not offer but create a public purse scandal of a £24.1 million loss.

With Sir Edward Lister as an advisor, one of the most prudent men in planning in London and an excellent past leader of Wandsworth Council, the report will not make good reading and it will be a major surprise if he lets this go past the doors of City Hall. His past record of prudent values will show the ill run local council that the site should never have been at the doors of City Hall in the first place.

The actual losses (admitted by L&Q) are detailed in the in our summary briefing – Click here to view.

To view the original L&Q document please click here.

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