- Mr. John Williams, Democratic Services Officer, Waltham Forest Town Hall, London E17 4JF
- United Kingdom
In total this petition generated 495 responses, some of which have already been handed in. All of the remainder together with petitions signed by hand and 310 hand-written letters will be delivered to the Planning Department at Walthamstow Town Hall tomorrow, Monday 24th, making a grand total of 2,806 signatures raised by us that we know of, but there will be quite a few more because lots of people took away copies of the petition or of our template letter to complete and return themselves. We also prompted many people to object online and to spread the message amongst their friends. Tomorrow at approximately 2.30 pm we will be gathering on the steps of the Town Hall for our final hand-over of all the remaining material that we have. Please join us! We hope to have a photographer from the Waltham Forest Guardian and also The Waltham Forest Echo to take pictures and cover the event.
We may return with more campaigning in the future as the Planning Meetings take place and decisions are made, but the petition in its present form is somewhat out of date and has now been retired.
Our most sincere thanks to everyone who signed our petition, filled-in one of our letters or helped in any way. We are truly optimistic that the Council can not ignore so many voices raised in protest.
Yours in solidarity,
David Gardiner & Jean Duggleby
We hope you will join us in resisting the plans for ugly commercial exploitation of the public open space around The Mall, Walthamstow.
Plans by the owners of The Mall, Capital and Regional, are at an advanced stage, and there have been two public exhibitions of their developing thoughts. The original proposal for a 27 storey block (!) seems to have been amended somewhat and they are now speaking of blocks of flats within a height range of 9 - 29 stories.
Their plans to extend the covered-in section of The Mall outwards and take away about one third of the public open space (including some mature trees) remain unaltered.
There is still time to limit the outrageous heights suggested and save the character and function of the open public space right in the centre of the town. We have altered the wording of our petition to take account of C&R's amended proposals but the original one which now has over 2,400 signatures (most of them collected off line) will of course be submitted also.
We the undersigned demand that any future development of The Mall Shopping Centre and its surroundings meets the following requirements:
1. There must be no land-grab of any more open public space in central Walthamstow.
2. Any alteration to the pleasant open skyline of the existing town square must be kept to an absolute minimum and no new development should be permitted to exceed the number of stories of the tallest nearby existing building, namely the Travelodge hotel.
3. There must be strict adherence to the Mayor’s requirement that any new private development housing project shall include a minimum of 50% affordable units.
The Resist Commercial Exploitation of The Mall, Walthamstow petition to Mr. John Williams, Democratic Services Officer, Waltham Forest Town Hall, London E17 4JF was written by David Gardiner and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.