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Residents objecting to a planned development in Newbury Park given the wrong meeting date by Redbridge Council

PUBLISHED: 17:36 26 July 2017

Manager of The Avenue pub Amrit Gill with staff and customers who are upset over plans to build a 12 storey development on the site. Picture Ken Mears.

Manager of The Avenue pub Amrit Gill with staff and customers who are upset over plans to build a 12 storey development on the site. Picture Ken Mears.

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The wrong date for a Redbridge Council planning meeting was sent to residents who objected to a development in Newbury Park.

The application to demolish The Avenue Pub, Eastern Avenue and build flats was met with more than 300 responses.

A letter from the council’s planning department to objectors said the decision would be reviewed at a meeting on August 30.

Seven Kings and Newbury Park Residents Association (SKNPRA) went on the council’s website to check the agenda and was shocked to find that the meeting was actually on July 26.

A SKNPRA spokesman said: “One is forced to ask whether this is an amazing screw-up by officers or is it an attempt to stop objectors turning up at the committee meeting.

“We have produced flyers (at our own cost) to be delivered, but this should not have been necessary.”

A council spokesman said: “This error was noticed straight away and letters were sent with the correct committee date, advising of the error and apologising for any inconvenience.”


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