On Monday May 28, 2012, Leon Welford of the Waltham Forest London 2012 Team submitted an application for the allotment use at Marsh Lane Fields to be made permanent. This is a much bigger area of Leyton Marsh than the area currently being used by the practice basketball court. It is a terrible betrayal. We were promised this would just be temporary. The allotments would go back to where they came from. Write to your councillor. Protest.
Even if you regard allotments as leisure use (questionable since they are fenced off and not available to the general public) the fact that this huge site is not going back to its original home, means the public is losing that much green space. And this site is in a strategically important place since it dominates a green footpath parallel with Orient Way. By making it effectively private space it isolates the green land south of the allotments and must add to the already considerable development pressure.
LBWF is closing the consultation period on June 13, 2012.
It's easy to submit an objection. Simply go to the LBWF web site , find the application 2012/0683/LA Marsh Lane Playing Fields Marsh Lane Leyton E10 click object and fill out a simple form. Click this link and then click the green "Add Comments Here"
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Planning Application - 2012/0683/LA (from the LBWF web site)
Application Number2012/0683/LA
Site AddressMarsh Lane Playing Fields Marsh Lane Leyton E10
Application TypeBorough council
Development TypeNot applicable
ProposalPermanent retention of existing allotment at western end of marsh lane including retention of existing fencing, planting, buildings, access and storage.
Current StatusREGISTERED
ApplicantLondon Borough of Waltham Forest
Location Co ordinatesEasting 537281 Northing 187070
Appeal Submitted?No
Case Officer / TelCaron Sanders 020 8496 6720
DivisionPlanning Team B
Planning OfficerCaron Sanders
Existing Land UseAssembly and leisure
Proposed Land UseAssembly and leisure
Marsh Lane Fields          
Lea Marshes