Intriguing tactical move from the man wanting to build houses on the Evergreen Field on Wanstead High Street. Dalbir Singh Sanger – who last month said he would “just continue fighting with the public for the next 20 yearsâ€ if his plans weren’t accepted – has now told the Wanstead Guardian a mosque could be built on the site.
He has told the paper he has had an enquiry from “an interested party in the Middle East”, though he did not name them. He added: “I really donâ€™t want to sell the land on. I want to keep it and give half of it back to the community.”
Mr Sanger added that he didn’t want it to be called Evergreen Field “because itâ€™s not even green”. The paper says that the name came into use in the mid-90s, named after a house called Evergreen Lodge which was on the land until the 1960s.
The Wanstead Society application for community use for the field is to be debated by council planners next month. At last month’s area one committee, councillors indicated that since the land was classed as an “open space”, it had a higher degree of protection than even green belt land.