The planning committee at Loughton Town Council has recommended that a development in Church Lane is rejected

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Neighbours object to plans Neighbours object to plans

A "garden grabbing" plan to build four homes on the site currently occupied by one house was heavily criticised at a meeting.

Members of Loughton Town Council's planning committee have "strongly objected" to designs for 48 Church Lane.

More than fifty neighbours are currently campaigning against the proposal, accusing the site owners of "garden grabbing".

The planning committee on Wednesday said the plan would constitute over development of the site.

The committee also claimed safety could be undermined on the access road and privacy for households in Church Lane and Wellfields would be compromised if trees were chopped down.

Members agreed so-called "garden grabbing", which is a term used when gardens are sold off for development, was an issue and the plans were not in line with government guidelines.

The recommendations will be considered by Epping Forest District Council at the next development stage.

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9:33am Sat 22 Mar 14

MICHAEL MCGOUGH says...

With Tories controlling both EFDC and Essex CC there is cause to worry.Will EFDC appease Essex in their attempt to mop up the problems caused by Labour's policy of mass unlimited uncontrolled immigration ?
These issues also become territorial and one worries that we cannot rely on a truly independent council when all councillors represent different areas and there are elections in May.
The Governing bipolar Coaltition loves helping their friends in the building community and are fuelling house price rises with dodgy schemes and freeing of retirement funds in the hope that such an iffy boom will get them re-elected.
With Tories controlling both EFDC and Essex CC there is cause to worry.Will EFDC appease Essex in their attempt to mop up the problems caused by Labour's policy of mass unlimited uncontrolled immigration ? These issues also become territorial and one worries that we cannot rely on a truly independent council when all councillors represent different areas and there are elections in May. The Governing bipolar Coaltition loves helping their friends in the building community and are fuelling house price rises with dodgy schemes and freeing of retirement funds in the hope that such an iffy boom will get them re-elected. MICHAEL MCGOUGH
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1:45pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Cubana says...

Then Guardian should name any member of EFDC's planning committee who votes for this development so that voters can vote against them in forthcoming elections. If not I will!
Then Guardian should name any member of EFDC's planning committee who votes for this development so that voters can vote against them in forthcoming elections. If not I will! Cubana
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