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Betting shop bid blocked
A bid to open a bookmakers has been blocked after 1,000 people signed a petition opposing it.
William Hill applied to create a new branch in Church Lane, Leytonstone, but concerns were raised over crime and anti-social behaviour associated with betting shops.
As well as the petition, which was the largest submitted to the council since the M11 link road campaign ten years ago, the planning commitee also considered 140 individual objections.
The planning committee rejected the application on Thursday.
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