Havering planning committee round-up

A round-up of some of the planning decisions made by Havering Council’s regulatory services committee last Thursday (October 25).

Plans to demolish 18 council-owned garages with and build three new houses were unanimously approved.

The work in Cooks Close will go ahead, but officers said they would look at whether they could change the times that the work will be carried out to accommodate the needs of an autistic child who lives nearby.

Plans for a two-storey side and rear extension in Pettits Close, Romford, were deferred by the panel.

Cllr Barry Tebbutt (Conservative, Brooklands) had suggested that an informed decision could not be made unless members actually visit the site.


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Continued redevelopment of the Mardyke Estate in Rainham was given the green light as 190 residential properties can be demolished and replaced with a combination of five apartment blocks and a new commercial space.

Planning requirements of the estate have also been altered to remove the need to have a police office permanently on site.

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The former Premier Motors site in Jutsums Lane, Romford, can gave its site access changed, part of the building removed and changes made to its external appearance.

But the owners are bound by a Section 106 agreement which includes stopping use of scrap metal trading and processing at a site on Crow Lane.

Maylands Medical Centre in Upper Rainham Road, Hornchurch, was given permission for a single-storey side extension.

Two houses and 23 flats can be built in Rainham, in place of buildings which have been derelict for years.

The panel unanimously approved the plans for New Road.

A barn on a farm in Church Road, Noak Hill, can be converted for residential use after plans were approved.

Fifteen garages between South End Road, and Coronation Drive in Elm Park, will be demolished and replaced by five houses, following unanimous approval by he council.

Plans to replace a footbridge at Gaynes Park over the Ingrebourne River in Upminster were approved.

Garages in Quarles Close, Romford, will be demolished and replaced by houses.

The 18 garages can be replaced by two, three bedroom homes.

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