A CRICKET club has had an application to erect a 12-metre fence to protect people from flying balls rejected.
In August the Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club in Nutter Lane, Wanstead, asked for permission to erect a fence on its broder.
But it was rejected following claims it would spoil the look of the conservation area.
The club returned with a bid to erect a fence on the boundary between the club and Drummond Lawn Tennis Club.
But this was also rejected by Redbridge Council’s chief planning officer.
The ground is currently surrounded by a six-metre high fence, which community group the Counties Residents' Association said the club could do more to maintain.
Member Helen Zammett said: "We had no problem with the idea of replacing the fence which is already there.
“We just thought the replacement was of an excessive height.”