Shopping arcade appeal rejected in High Street, Wanstead

The plans for the shopping arcade.

The plans for the shopping arcade.

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An appeal against a decision to block the building of a four-storey shopping arcade in a conservation area was rejected yesterday.

The plan included shops, offices, restaurants and six apartments at 73 High Street, Wanstead.

A three-storey building was also included in the proposal, with a basement, three live/work units, six one-bedroom flats and three studio apartments.

The plan was originally rejected in May, and an appeal to Redbridge council was rejected yesterday.

The company behind the plan, Ilford-based Mammoth Texryte Ltd, said in October last year that the development would add to the area by providing units for local businesses, artists and entrepreneurs at an affordable rate.

Conservative Cllr Colin Cronin of the Snaresbrook ward said: "This is the right decision for Wanstead's High Street and for local residents.

"It sends a clear message that we care for our High Street, for Wanstead and that overdevelopment will not be tolerated."

Chairman of Wanstead Society, Geoff Horsnell, said: "We immediately put in a letter of objection because of the sheer size of the plan.

"It also does not fit with the existing style in the high street and it would just look out of place.

"My bet is they will come back with another application and there is not anything we can do about that."

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5:47pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Looks an eyesore on paper!
Looks an eyesore on paper! Villagecranberry
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6:04pm Tue 12 Aug 14

MorrisHickey says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Looks an eyesore on paper!
Don't suppose you're a prime example of pulchritude either.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Looks an eyesore on paper![/p][/quote]Don't suppose you're a prime example of pulchritude either. MorrisHickey
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7:14pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

MorrisHickey wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
Looks an eyesore on paper!
Don't suppose you're a prime example of pulchritude either.
What have I got to do with a comparison to a planning drawing Mo?

Keep it in perspective. Nice word though.

Glad your 1948 Beano Thesaurus is still keeping you sharp.
[quote][p][bold]MorrisHickey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Looks an eyesore on paper![/p][/quote]Don't suppose you're a prime example of pulchritude either.[/p][/quote]What have I got to do with a comparison to a planning drawing Mo? Keep it in perspective. Nice word though. Glad your 1948 Beano Thesaurus is still keeping you sharp. Villagecranberry
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5:51pm Wed 13 Aug 14

stickmanny says...

Build it. Ignore the NIMBYs
Build it. Ignore the NIMBYs stickmanny
  • Score: -3

12:20pm Thu 14 Aug 14

LakeBreeze says...

I'm starting to wonder about stickmanny's sense of logic, humanity and what kind of axe he has to grind, so desirous does he seem to create dystopian rat warrens of over-built, over- overpopulated, characterless and serenity-losing misery seen usually only in sci-fi movies which feature cities at breaking point and social chaos from the effects of overcrowding and collapsed infrastructures....

Could he be, by any chance, a developer? Hmm.

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I'm starting to wonder about stickmanny's sense of logic, humanity and what kind of axe he has to grind, so desirous does he seem to create dystopian rat warrens of over-built, over- overpopulated, characterless and serenity-losing misery seen usually only in sci-fi movies which feature cities at breaking point and social chaos from the effects of overcrowding and collapsed infrastructures.... Could he be, by any chance, a developer? Hmm. . LakeBreeze
  • Score: 1

1:40pm Thu 14 Aug 14

jonny mash says...

LakeBreeze wrote:
I'm starting to wonder about stickmanny's sense of logic, humanity and what kind of axe he has to grind, so desirous does he seem to create dystopian rat warrens of over-built, over- overpopulated, characterless and serenity-losing misery seen usually only in sci-fi movies which feature cities at breaking point and social chaos from the effects of overcrowding and collapsed infrastructures....

Could he be, by any chance, a developer? Hmm.

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I believe he is a better red than dead communist type. To quote 1984 " I hate purity. Hate goodness. I don't want virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone corrupt"
[quote][p][bold]LakeBreeze[/bold] wrote: I'm starting to wonder about stickmanny's sense of logic, humanity and what kind of axe he has to grind, so desirous does he seem to create dystopian rat warrens of over-built, over- overpopulated, characterless and serenity-losing misery seen usually only in sci-fi movies which feature cities at breaking point and social chaos from the effects of overcrowding and collapsed infrastructures.... Could he be, by any chance, a developer? Hmm. .[/p][/quote]I believe he is a better red than dead communist type. To quote 1984 " I hate purity. Hate goodness. I don't want virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone corrupt" jonny mash
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