Cllr Roy Emmett, Cllr Mark Santos, and Cllr Joe Hehir
Cllr Roy Emmett, Cllr Mark Santos, and Cllr Joe Hehir

Following a strong local campaign and pressure from Hainault Councillors behind the scenes, the Leader of Redbridge Council, Jas Athwal, today announced plans to withdraw proposals for a development on Brocket Way.

Cllr Jas Athwal commented, “As I promised residents, I have taken the time to reflect upon the proposals to build modular housing in Brocket Way. Local Hainault Ward Councillors have made a strong and compelling case to me to change the Council’s approach and I have been deeply moved by the arguments made by Victoria Williams at the last North Neighbourhood Forum.”

“I understand the concerns of local people, including the Hainault councillors and so I have made the decision to withdraw proposals for a development of modular housing on Brockett Way.”

Cllr Athwal added “We do have a housing crisis in Redbridge and there remain over 2,300 families in temporary accommodation. We will therefore still be proceeding with the request for planning permission for the modular housing development on the Manford Way site. Should this be agreed I will be working with the Local Councillors to mitigate as much as possible the impact on the existing local community”

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