Controversial 24-hour B&B bid withdrawn

Tim Potter with the petition outside the prospective new bed and breakfast in Aldersbrook Road.

Tim Potter with the petition outside the prospective new bed and breakfast in Aldersbrook Road.

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Wanstead & Woodford

A bid to turn an old people’s home into a 24-hour bed and breakfast has been withdrawn following community opposition.

A total of 150 people signed a petition objecting to the proposal by Patrick and Bridget Bell for the building in Aldersbrook Road, Wanstead.

People living nearby said the business would cause disruption.

An email shown to the Guardian, between Wanstead ward councillors Sheila Bain and Paul Merry, confirmed the application has now been withdrawn.

Cllr Bain wrote: "I have been informed by Redbridge planning officers that the application for a change of use to a bed and breakfast was withdrawn by the applicant today."

Mr and Mrs Bell can resubmit plans, but the email also confirmed that Redbridge planning officers considered the application to be contrary to Policy C1, which states that the council will safeguard existing facilities for community use. 

The residents' petition said: “We believe this [change in use of the facilities] will impact adversely on the residential character of the Aldersbrook Conservation Area, which will have two major bed and breakfast hostels within less than a hundred meters of each other in an area with very few social facilities."

 

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2:49pm Thu 19 Jun 14

T. Watts says...

Hooray! Another victory for the NIMBYs and property speculators!

Maybe we can turn it into about 20 rabbit hutch flats for 'young professionals' - and £300k a pop.
Hooray! Another victory for the NIMBYs and property speculators! Maybe we can turn it into about 20 rabbit hutch flats for 'young professionals' - and £300k a pop. T. Watts
  • Score: -1

3:04pm Thu 19 Jun 14

MorrisHickey says...

Twatts and Village Idiot will have to find somewhere else for their holidays.
Twatts and Village Idiot will have to find somewhere else for their holidays. MorrisHickey
  • Score: 3

3:21pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

MorrisHickey wrote:
Twatts and Village Idiot will have to find somewhere else for their holidays.
You going to Hastings again? Knot your hanky and roll up your twill trousers for a paddle Mozza? Like J P Gumby?
[quote][p][bold]MorrisHickey[/bold] wrote: Twatts and Village Idiot will have to find somewhere else for their holidays.[/p][/quote]You going to Hastings again? Knot your hanky and roll up your twill trousers for a paddle Mozza? Like J P Gumby? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -3

3:24pm Thu 19 Jun 14

T. Watts says...

MorrisHickey wrote:
Twatts and Village Idiot will have to find somewhere else for their holidays.
Mozzy baby - please try to add comments that are relevant to the discussion, rather than trolling through name calling. A man of your advanced years really should know better.
[quote][p][bold]MorrisHickey[/bold] wrote: Twatts and Village Idiot will have to find somewhere else for their holidays.[/p][/quote]Mozzy baby - please try to add comments that are relevant to the discussion, rather than trolling through name calling. A man of your advanced years really should know better. T. Watts
  • Score: -1

3:32pm Thu 19 Jun 14

MorrisHickey says...

T. Watts wrote:
MorrisHickey wrote:
Twatts and Village Idiot will have to find somewhere else for their holidays.
Mozzy baby - please try to add comments that are relevant to the discussion, rather than trolling through name calling. A man of your advanced years really should know better.
Drop dead donkey.
[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MorrisHickey[/bold] wrote: Twatts and Village Idiot will have to find somewhere else for their holidays.[/p][/quote]Mozzy baby - please try to add comments that are relevant to the discussion, rather than trolling through name calling. A man of your advanced years really should know better.[/p][/quote]Drop dead donkey. MorrisHickey
  • Score: -1

4:42pm Thu 19 Jun 14

T. Watts says...

MorrisHickey wrote:
T. Watts wrote:
MorrisHickey wrote:
Twatts and Village Idiot will have to find somewhere else for their holidays.
Mozzy baby - please try to add comments that are relevant to the discussion, rather than trolling through name calling. A man of your advanced years really should know better.
Drop dead donkey.
I rest my case.

Anger management course, Mozzy?
[quote][p][bold]MorrisHickey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MorrisHickey[/bold] wrote: Twatts and Village Idiot will have to find somewhere else for their holidays.[/p][/quote]Mozzy baby - please try to add comments that are relevant to the discussion, rather than trolling through name calling. A man of your advanced years really should know better.[/p][/quote]Drop dead donkey.[/p][/quote]I rest my case. Anger management course, Mozzy? T. Watts
  • Score: 1

5:56pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

MorrisHickey wrote:
T. Watts wrote:
MorrisHickey wrote:
Twatts and Village Idiot will have to find somewhere else for their holidays.
Mozzy baby - please try to add comments that are relevant to the discussion, rather than trolling through name calling. A man of your advanced years really should know better.
Drop dead donkey.
Good TV programme Morry, thought you would be more murder She Wrote with Angela Lansbury?
[quote][p][bold]MorrisHickey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MorrisHickey[/bold] wrote: Twatts and Village Idiot will have to find somewhere else for their holidays.[/p][/quote]Mozzy baby - please try to add comments that are relevant to the discussion, rather than trolling through name calling. A man of your advanced years really should know better.[/p][/quote]Drop dead donkey.[/p][/quote]Good TV programme Morry, thought you would be more murder She Wrote with Angela Lansbury? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -2

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