It was waved through: councillor’s concerns over café kiosk approval

Acr278492177427841704557Visualisation of the café kiosk on Christchurch Green

Wanstead resident Paul Canal – who is a Conservative councillor for Bridge ward – has raised concerns over the process by which plans for a café kiosk on Christchurch Green were approved.

“Trust in our planning system is based on transparency… That system suffered a near-fatal blow when 200 residents objected to the café and it was simply waved through… I have written to the council asking that the application be resubmitted, a new consultation period opened and for it to be referred to the planning committee,” said Paul.