Tag Archives: Leyton Marsh

A Victory Followed By Worrying Developments

We are pleased that the decision to refuse the car wash has been upheld and what’s more on grounds which uphold the legal protections for Metropolitan Open Land (MOL). However, running contrary to the Planning Inspectorate’s decision to safeguard MOL, … Continue reading

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Car Wash Appeals Planning Decision: Please Act!

The London Borough of Waltham Forest (LBWF) refused planning permission for a car wash on Metropolitan Open Land near the Lee Valley Ice Rink. The applicant has appealed the decision and we are asking as many people as possible to … Continue reading

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LVRPA Officially Respond to ‘Eastside Vision’: Conceding Little Ground on Waterworks Plans

The day after we handed in our large petition to Waltham Forest Council, we received a copy of the official letter that has been written by Shaun Dawson, Chief Executive of the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, to the council … Continue reading

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Victory: Polluting Car Wash on Leyton Marsh Refused Permission!

We are delighted to announce that Waltham Forest Council has refused to give permission for the car wash on Leyton Marsh, constructed prior to planning approval, due to its contravention of local policy and the fact it is an inappropriate … Continue reading

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Leyton Marsh Development Plans: Local Campaigner Laurie Elks Speaks Out

SLM agree with Laurie that Leyton Marsh is the wrong place for the new enlarged ice centre, here Laurie expresses his views about the nature of the plans. Much food for thought: Open Letter to Shaun Dawson re: The Ice … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the LVRPA Re Future Plans for Leyton Marsh

Dear Authority Member, We have become aware that you are shortly to make a decision about the replacement of the current Lee Valley Ice Centre. We are writing to you in hope that you will take into full consideration the … Continue reading

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Leyton Marsh Is Their No.1 Choice: But Do The Numbers Add Up?

Scoring the Sites  It is important not to be taken in by the “scoring matrix” that the LVRPA has used to assess the relative merits of the four alternative sites for the new Ice Centre.  The fact that it is … Continue reading

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Leyton Marsh: Our Red Line for Development!

It has recently been revealed that Leyton Marsh is regarded by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority as the preferred site for a new ‘double-pad’ ice centre. This is the development we have been suspecting and fearing was in the … Continue reading

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Piecemeal Privatisation of Lee Valley Regional Park

Ever since the temporary privatisation of Metropolitan Open Land for a private training facility on Porter’s Field Meadow (Leyton Marsh) for the London 2012 Olympics, we have seen a number of areas of previously open marshes enclosed and part-privatised.  The … Continue reading

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Open Letter Calling on LVRPA to Adopt London Wildlife Trust’s Recommendations for Leyton Marsh

Shaun Dawson Chief Executive Lea Valley Regional Park Authority Myddelton House Bulls Cross Enfield, EN2 9HG Dear Shaun, London Wildlife Limited recently prepared a report for the Lea Valley Regional Park Authority, entitled ‘Leyton Marsh Extended Phase 1 Habitat and … Continue reading

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