You may be aware of a plan to build 87 houses in the Tesco car park (planning application P1190.21). In August I was contacted by representatives of a Harold Wood Facebook group who set out the community’s concerns at the proposal. Those concerns ranged from traffic impact to the ability of the local infrastructure to cope with extra residents. While as your local MP I have no jurisdiction over planning matters, which are dealt with by your ward councillors, I sent residents’ detailed representations to Havering Council’s planning directors so that they could be considered in the planning process. I have posted those representations on my website and to them I added my own concern about any such development impacting on the replacement of the Gallows Corner flyover. We have now received news that Havering Council has refused planning consent. I would like to thank all those residents who engaged with my office directly or via the Facebook group.
Please find attached a letter shared with Harold Wood residents about this application as well as other local issues.