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Residents plan protest against Havering Council’s third planning application to build on Dovers Farm Estate

PUBLISHED: 07:00 16 August 2018

Local residents campaigning against proposed housing development on the Dovers Farm Estate village green.

Local residents campaigning against proposed housing development on the Dovers Farm Estate village green.

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Residents who are fighting to have a Rainham open space protected by village green status will be protesting Havering Council’s third planning application to build on the land.

Havering Council is set to make a decision regarding a planning application to build on an open space by Dovers Farm Estate at a council meeting today (Thursday, August 17).

Residents of Dovers Farm Estate will be holding a protest before the planning committee meeting at 6.45pm outside Havering Town Hall.

Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham was one of many to object to the third planning application.

He said: “The Tories in the town hall seem hell bent on concreting over this community asset.

“It beggar’s belief that despite plans to build 3,000 homes across the road on Beam Park, that the council would expend so much energy on fighting the community to develop Dover’s Green.

“The fact that 78 objections have been received when 99 properties were consulted by the council shows the strength of feeling on this issue.

“I have been with the residents since the first planning application and will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the community in their fight.”

A Havering Council spokesman said: “The planning application was lodged by the architects on behalf of the Council.

“Full details of the application can be found on our website havering.gov.uk.”

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