It had to happen sooner or later.
A new development for a block of 24 flats and a nursery is being proposed for Evergreen Field, the undeveloped but tatty space opposite the Wanstead High Street shops.
Letters are being sent to residents asking their views on the proposal, which has yet to be submitted to Redbridge planning authorities.
The proposal is for:
- A four-storey building
- Space for a nursery for children up to five-years-old
- “Onsite affordable housing”
- Some land at the back of the development to be “given back to the community”.
The developers promise that full details will be included in brochures which are soon to be delivered.
Though news about the site has been quiet for several years, it was the subject of a previous planning application which did not go anywhere. The reason it can be used for housing is that at one stage (when London had police stations) there was a police house on the site.
It was an early proposal for development on the site which led to the formation of the Wanstead Society, the group which among other things goes through local planning applications on behalf of good taste.
This is the letter which is sent to residents: