Three controversial planning bids to be considered (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Epping Forest District Council to discuss contentious planning decisions
Decisions are set to be made this week on three controversial planning applications.
Epping Forest district councillors will on Wednesday consider an application by Forte Enterprises South East Ltd to demolish a two-story house in Stradbroke Drive in Chigwell and build a four-storey property.
Chigwell Parish Council has objected to the plan, arguing the proposed building was too high and bulky for the street.
It is also feared a large basement could have an adverse impact on underground waterways.
The committee will also decide on a bid by the Green Owl Cafe in Queen’s Road, Buckhurst Hill, to extend its opening hours from 9.30pm to 11.30pm.
Objections have been made by five nearby households, which are concerned about noise.
An application by Sainsbury’s to extend delivery times at its store in Old Station Road, Loughton, from 9.30pm to 11pm will also be discussed.
A joint letter from three nearby households described the current noise from deliveries as “intolerable” and the proposed hours as “totally unreasonable”.
All three applications have been recommended for approval by council planners.
The Area Planning Subcommittee South is due to meet at Roding Valley High School at 7.30pm.
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