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Plans to build Wanstead ‘mall’ to go on display

PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 September 2015

The proposed development in High Street, Wanstead. Picture: arc7

The proposed development in High Street, Wanstead. Picture: arc7

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Developers hoping to build flats and a shopping arcade are set to display plans to the public after concerns were raised by residents.

The resubmitted plans to demolish buildings and erect two new buildings will be on show today at the J Jolliffe Ltd site in High Street, Wanstead, from 2.30pm till 8.30pm.

People are being invited to view the plans and speak to the developers tomorrow too from 8.30am to 12.30pm.

The proposals “exhibition” comes after the planning inspectorate was due to look at the revised plans but had to push the meeting back after letters notifying residents of the hearing were sent out a week late.

A decision on the development, proposed by developers Mammoth Texryte Limited, Selwyn Avenue, Newbury Park, is due to be made at a hearing on Tuesday.

Plans include building a four-storey block of shops, offices and flats.

Geoff Horsnell, of The Wanstead Society, said: “The feeling at the moment is one of disgust – it’s going to stand out like a sore thumb.”

Architect Marc Rawcliffe said: “There will be throughout both sessions people on hand to help explain the scheme in more detail to local residents and businesses and to answer any questions.”


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