An MP will question the council over controversial plans to re-organise roads in Leyton.

Last month, residents hit out at Waltham Forest Council’s ‘Peterborough Road Improvement Scheme’ which will affect hundreds of drivers in the area between Whipps Cross Hospital and Lea Bridge Road.

The aim of the project is to stop ‘rat running’ in the area.

The roads affected will be Peterborough Road, Matlock Road, Essex Road, Liverpool Road, Nottingham Road and Colchester Road.

West End Avenue will be closed to cars at the junction with Peterborough Road, with access for cyclists only.

Residents called the plans ‘absurd’ – questioning the quality of the council’s research.

Now, MP John Cryer has promised to get involved on behalf of the residents after he was lobbied during a coffee morning.

He said: “A number of local residents raised concerns regarding a new traffic scheme centred around Peterborough Road and lobbied me to put questions to the council, and I will be doing so and reporting back to them.”

A quarter of households responded to the consultation - double the usual amount.

The work is due to start later this month.