Proposed Tesco development

MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will you give full consideration to the following issues if you are asked to consider a planning application for a superstore on land in Highams Park Industrial Estate: · The impact of a superstore development on existing small local retail businesses, and the overall vitality and viability of the Highams Park area; · The impact of increased traffic levels on the local community; · Any local opposition to a superstore development on this site; · The scale of a superstore development in comparison to the local area; and · The quality and mix of any associated residential development.


Answer for Proposed Tesco development

Answer for Proposed Tesco development

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I considered the application to which you refer on 30 October 2008 and have issued my initial comments to Waltham Forest Council. The issues you raise were also considered at a public inquiry into a previous application, following a 'call-in' by the Secretary of State. I agreed with its conclusion that a mixed retail, residential and business development, of the size and scale proposed, was acceptable in principle, subject to minor revisions. I will have a chance to consider all local representations if, and when, the application is referred to me again for a decision.