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Office block plans for nursery site dropped

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The planning application for a nine-storey office block development at 10–12 Eastwood Close in South Woodford – the site of Incey Winceys Day Nursery – has been withdrawn following strong opposition from local residents.

“Around 300 objections were submitted in a matter of days. I understand it was clear to the developers they had no realistic chance of success if the application went to the planning committee… I believe this sets important precedents for the Station Estate and surrounding area. It shows developers they cannot just put forward badly thought out plans… It also demonstrates, beyond any doubt, the strong views of local people and businesses, and therefore the importance of prior consultation by anyone who has major plans for this area,” said Councillor Beverley Brewer.

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